Through photographs, video and never-before-seen artifacts, this exhibition explores both the life of Viola Desmond and the imagery of the bank note she appears on. The barriers she overcame, the process of choosing her, and the icons of justice and human rights that populate this note combine for a compelling exhibition.
Extended until September 2, 2019.
An exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History until March 29, 2020.
A nation’s identity is an ever evolving thing, and Canada’s official identity has changed substantially since the Bank of Canada unveiled its first bank notes in 1935. Trace Canada’s official self-identity through more than 80 years of bank notes.