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  • March 31, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 5

    By: David Bergeron


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    In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • March 7, 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Planning
  • February 8, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Often referred to as “bookmark money” because of their narrow, vertical format, Japanese hansatsu were among the world’s most distinctive currencies.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • January 24, 2017 Participating in Audience Research

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Like us at the Bank of Canada Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will be opening a completely redesigned facility in 2017.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 13, 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 5

    We are very happy to introduce to you our shiny new logo. Hooray!
    Here it is, our new identity
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Planning
  • January 9, 2017 Ontario Museum Association Conference

    By: Caroline Roberts


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    The Bank of Canada Museum’s kiosk was situated by the front door so in promoting our newest exhibition, Decoding E-Money, we were able to catch delegates both coming and going.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • December 23, 2016 Is That Blitzen on Our Quarter?

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Well into my adulthood, I had assumed that the noble beast gracing the reverse side of our quarters was a moose. Clearly, I was not a terribly observant coin collector.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • December 21, 2016 A Bank NOTE-able Woman III

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Desmond truly exemplifies a Canadian who has overcome barriers, is inspirational to others, has made a positive change to society and in so doing, left a lasting legacy.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • December 1, 2016 Why We are Not the Currency Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


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    But a few years before it closed, the Currency Museum officially became an arm of the Communications Department. And this was the crucial factor that would change the future mission of the Museum.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • November 15, 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 2

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Several parties were bidding on lot #14 until it reached $10,000, at which point the contest was only between me and the gentleman who had underbid the previous lot.
    Content Type(s): Blog