Graham Iddon

  • July 25, 2016

    Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    The second chapter of the author’s experiences at the 2016 CMA conference wherein he listens to speeches, learns about other people’s mistakes, eats more seafood and gets a lesson in Maritime weather.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • July 14, 2016

    Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    The first day of the conference was for full and half-day workshops. I was up dull and early that rainy morning, swallowed a breakfast sandwich at Timmie’s, consulted my program guide and headed to my first seminar.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • May 24, 2016

    A bank NOTE-able Woman II

    By: Graham Iddon


    On 15 April, the public consultation to select an iconic Canadian woman to appear on a bank note closed. Over 26,000 nominations were received following the Bank of Canada’s open call—a great success.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • April 27, 2016

    Virtual Reality?

    By: Graham Iddon


    The history of technology is littered with the smoking wreckage of inventions that were ahead of their time or had otherwise jumped the gun on some supporting aspect of their design. Until recently, VR had been one such invention.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • April 11, 2016

    A bankNOTEable Woman

    By: Graham Iddon


    Representing significant women on national currency is gaining momentum all over the world. At least 12 countries currently feature historically notable women on their money…
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • March 30, 2016

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 4

    By: Graham Iddon


    It seems a pretty strange building but now it has a solid roof, glass walls and doors. Doors? Ah, there’s your clue. It’s no skateboard park—it’s the entrance portico for the Bank of Canada Museum.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • March 15, 2016

    Decoding E-Money II

    By: Graham Iddon


    This has been an extremely challenging exhibition to develop. We are taking, for us, the unprecedented step of interpreting something that is not only current but continually changing.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • February 1, 2016

    The Gopher Hole Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    Though packed with carefully prepared specimens, this is not a natural history museum. No, this is a social history museum housing 47 dioramas featuring 77 stuffed gophers.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • December 17, 2015

    What’s in Your Stocking?

    By: Graham Iddon


    Every prop in the holiday drama generally has some sort of symbolic meaning—evergreen trees: life in the dead of winter, holly: Christ’s crown of thorns, the dreidel: Jewish resistance to oppression. Money, on the other hand, only seems to symbolize itself.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • September 15, 2015

    The 2015 Commemorative $20 Bank Note Revealed

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s a historic day for us as well. It isn’t every day that the Bank of Canada introduces a new commemorative note.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events