August 30, 2018 Happy Birthday, Dear Bank of Canada Museum!
A little grade 8 math revealed that, since our last full year of operation, we have increased Museum attendance by 91 per cent (pause while the audience claps).
August 15, 2018 Death in the Ice
As the title suggests, this exhibition is more about the mystery surrounding the expedition’s fate than the expedition itself.
July 25, 2018 The Canada Science and Technology Museum
A crowd of us from the Bank of Canada Museum took an afternoon to tour the CSTM and have a chat with some of its exhibition development team.
July 11, 2018 Canada Day, 2018
We can handle around 350 people at once, so when we hit our maximum capacity, it looked like everybody on the Hill had dropped in for a little economic and numismatic education.
May 28, 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival 2018
At first glance, you might wonder why a flower festival is a good fit for a money–themed museum. It’s worth a little history lesson to tell you why.
May 16, 2018 Not Your Run-of-the-Mill School Visit
Our visitors were students from the Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma Program at Ottawa’s Carleton University.
March 27, 2018 Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies
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.
March 14, 2018 The Bank-NOTEable Woman is Here!
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.
February 5, 2018 Winterlude Weekends
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.
January 30, 2018 Before the Erebus
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.