Blog

  • March 14, 2018

    The Bank-NOTEable Woman is Here!

    By: Graham Iddon


    Even if you’re not familiar with Viola Desmond’s story, it will likely become clear that the theme of this note is human rights and social justice.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • February 27, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 7

    By: David Bergeron


    Canadian waters have also claimed their fair share of treasure ships.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 5, 2018

    Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon


    So we decided to provide some winter-themed indoor activities for families out and about during Winterlude who’d like to either warm up or lessen their disappointment at not being able to skate.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • January 30, 2018

    Before the Erebus

    By: Graham Iddon


    Now you might wonder just how a museum specializing in economics and currency expects to interpret the history of a legendary arctic explorer—through money, of course.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • January 17, 2018

    While in Oxford…

    By: Graham Iddon


    The meat of the traditional museum experience is found in Block B. Here you will see vintage radio sets, encrypting teletype machines, more Enigma machines and a working reproduction of the “Bombe.”
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 3, 2018

    Decoding E-Money Is Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    Now that we are again back in our house, we’ve invited one of our wandering exhibitions home for a visit: Decoding E-Money.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • December 19, 2017

    Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s basically an enormous digital tablet—the biggest one you’re likely to find anywhere in Canada.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • December 6, 2017

    The Price of Victory

    We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • November 23, 2017

    The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International

    By: Ken Ross


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • November 8, 2017

    Harry Potter Was Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews