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The Good, the Bad, and the Fake

11 January to 11 August 2011

This was a youth-oriented exhibition about counterfeiting and how to tell the difference between real and counterfeit paper money.

In comic-strip format, the exhibition told the story of Zoë and Dave— teenagers who found a bag of money in an alley. At first, they thought they were rich, but the money turned out to be counterfeit, just worthless paper. Throughout the exhibition, Zoë and Dave learned some valuable tips about how to use the many security features found on Canadian bank notes to help identify fake bills, a valuable skill to have as they entered the workforce.

Photo Gallery

Cameraman

The media at the opening of this 2011 exhibition.

People and bank notes

Visitors were encouraged to discover for themselves how the security features of modern bank notes worked.

Hand

The tilting interactive: visitors saw the behaviour of the holograms on a genuine Canadian bank note.

Man

Curator David Bergeron was interviewed.

Exhibition panels

The graphic novel concept of the exhibition was appealing to youth and adults alike.

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