By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking

11 March - 24 December 2010

Guests revisited the history of the Bank of Canada and its Governors as seen through the eyes of outside observers— journalists, cartoonists, headline writers, economists, politicians, government-appointed commissions and the Canadian public.

Visitors were offered a fascinating look at the central bank and discovered how its Governors, faced with challenges unique to their times, brought experience, expertise and personality to the difficult decisions made for the well-being of Canadians. They also learned how the Bank has been and will continue to be an influence in our daily lives.

They discovered their bank.

Photo Gallery

Exhibition title panel

This exhibition was based on a book produced for the bank—part of a series that was available in the Museum gift shop.

Introductory panel

Portraits of all the Governors of the Bank were produced by illustrator Gene Pendon.

Exhibition panels

Each Governor represented an era with its conflicts and victories.

Exhibition panels

A time line represented by a 3D graph line ran through all the panels.

Exhibition panel

Some of the significant events weren’t Canadian.

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