Graham Iddon

  • March 27, 2018 Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies

    By: Graham Iddon


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    During the break for the English school board, the Bank’s Currency Department teamed up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to give visitors a chance to handle some modern counterfeit bank notes.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • March 14, 2018 The Bank-NOTEable Woman is Here!

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Even if you’re not familiar with Viola Desmond’s story, it will likely become clear that the theme of this note is human rights and social justice.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • February 5, 2018 Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So we decided to provide some winter-themed indoor activities for families out and about during Winterlude who’d like to either warm up or lessen their disappointment at not being able to skate.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 30, 2018 Before the Erebus

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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
  • January 17, 2018 While in Oxford…

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The meat of the traditional museum experience is found in Block B. Here you will see vintage radio sets, encrypting teletype machines, more Enigma machines and a working reproduction of the “Bombe.”
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 3, 2018 Decoding E-Money Is Here

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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
  • December 19, 2017 Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


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    It’s basically an enormous digital tablet—the biggest one you’re likely to find anywhere in Canada.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    The set for Diagon Alley is smaller than it looks on film but is still an endless delight to visit in the flesh.
    Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • October 10, 2017 Vimy–Beyond the Battle

    By: Graham Iddon


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    I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 27, 2017 THE “BIG SIX”

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
    Content Type(s): Blog