Graham Iddon

  • May 16, 2018 Not Your Run-of-the-Mill School Visit

    By: Graham Iddon


    Our visitors were students from the Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma Program at Ottawa’s Carleton University.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • March 27, 2018 Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies

    By: Graham Iddon


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
    Content Type(s): Blog