Blog

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 and events
  • October 23, 2017

    A Curator’s Favourite Task

    By: David Bergeron


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • September 12, 2017

    How’re We Doing So Far?

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • August 2, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 6

    By: David Bergeron


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • July 11, 2017

    Our Grand Opening…

    By: Graham Iddon


    After four years of plans, worries, setbacks, successes and sheer hard work, the Bank of Canada Museum opened its doors—on Canada Day, right on schedule.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • June 22, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 8

    By: Graham Iddon


    The last few stragglers among our artifacts are ready for installation and the interactives and digital labels are bulking up with the final software and data, in them, so it’s all there, functional and looking fantastic.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • June 16, 2017

    The Yap Stone Returns

    By: Graham Iddon


    For us, its removal from the Garden Court dramatically marked the Currency Museum’s closing. The big stone’s return now performs the opposite role for the new Bank of Canada Museum—heralding its opening.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection