November 23, 2017 The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International
Every year the conference of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) draws museum directors from five continents to a get-together aimed at sharing best-practices and keeping up with the latest trends in the world of financial museums. This year was the Bank’s first opportunity to attend the conference with a museum in fully-operational mode.
November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here
Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
October 23, 2017 A Curator’s Favourite Task
I have several key responsibilities to meet the requirements of my job. None of them is more gratifying than conducting research about the incredible artifacts in the Bank’s collection.
October 10, 2017 Vimy–Beyond the Battle
I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
September 27, 2017 THE “BIG SIX”
The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
September 12, 2017 How’re We Doing So Far?
It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
August 28, 2017 Hey Doll
As a visitor, I experienced a mixture of awe and incredulity: long showcases full of the same doll over and over, but each dressed differently or enjoying a different lifestyle.
August 16, 2017 Gold! I Found Gold!
Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
August 2, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 6
In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
July 18, 2017 A Dash Through the Imperial War Museum
So, despite the known health risks, I rashly decided to “do” London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) in a single morning. It almost worked.