Blog

  • November 2, 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Carousel - A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1
    The sale room was a hive of activity. About 20 people sat at tables scrutinizing lots, heads bent down with magnifying glasses pressed close to their faces.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • October 12, 2016 Museums Outstanding in their Fields

    Carousel - Museums Outstanding in their Fields
    The Royal Saskatchewan has the fascinating dioramas, but for sheer awe-inspiring content and really thorough interpretation, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, in the badlands north of Drumheller, Alberta, is a top contender for any museum fan’s bucket list.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 29, 2016 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

    By: David Bergeron


    carousel_2016_RCNA
    The 63rd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)—Canada’s money collector show—was held in Ottawa from 20-24 July 2016.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 15, 2016 Decoding E-Money III: It’s hitting the road

    By: Graham Iddon


    carousel-2016_new-E-Money_EN
    So what’s Decoding E-money all about? If you aren’t one of our several ardent followers (Hi Mom), a brief description is in order. It’s about the present and the future of money.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 30, 2016 Gold Rush! and Mining the Miners

    By: Graham Iddon


    carousel-2016_Gold-Rush
    Mining the Miners is our third temporary exhibition at the CMH (we reopen in 2017) and it is indeed about the Klondike gold rush. It’s always nice to be able to dovetail our exhibits with those of our host.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 5, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


    Carousel - New Acquisitions
    When I was a kid, I liked going to Canadian Tire with my dad because he gave me the Canadian Tire money that he would receive along with his change.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • July 25, 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016 - Halifax: Chapter 2
    The second chapter of the author’s experiences at the 2016 CMA conference wherein he listens to speeches, learns about other people’s mistakes, eats more seafood and gets a lesson in Maritime weather.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • July 14, 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016
    The first day of the conference was for full and half-day workshops. I was up dull and early that rainy morning, swallowed a breakfast sandwich at Timmie’s, consulted my program guide and headed to my first seminar.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • June 27, 2016 Repairing Steel Dies

    Carousel - Repairing Steel Dies
    Before they were to be placed in collection storage, these broken dies were evaluated for further conservation treatment. Ultimately, the decision was made to repair the breaks.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • June 15, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Carousel - New Acquisitions
    In May 2013, staff of the Bank of Canada Museum visited BABN and were able to select for the National Currency Collection more than 650 steel dies (small, engraved metal or “intaglio” plates) and other production tools formerly used by the company to prepare the intaglio printing plates.
    Content Type(s): Blog