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June 6, 2014

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Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.
June 6, 2014


Who likes money? We do, and lots of it. And here is your window to our enormous collection of currency and currency-related artifacts.
June 6, 2014

Broken Coins and Paper Promises

24 July - 13 December 2009
Broken Coins and Paper Promises explored the various functions of money and also illustrated what could happen in the absence of a central issuing authority like the Bank of Canada.
June 6, 2014

Of Kings and Queens and Common Folk: Karsh at the Bank of Canada

12 June 2009 - 10 January 2010 This exhibit provided a glimpse into the early Bank of Canada through the lens of a master.
For a limited time, the Museum proudly displayed a series of Karsh photographs documenting the early years of the Bank of Canada.
June 6, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Fake

11 January - 11 August 2011
This was a youth-oriented exhibition about counterfeiting and how to tell the difference between real and counterfeit paper money.
June 6, 2014

By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking

11 March - 24 December 2010
Guests revisited the history of the Bank of Canada and its Governors as seen through the eyes of outside observers— journalists, cartoonists, headline writers, economists, politicians, government-appointed commissions and the Canadian public.
June 6, 2014

Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today

26 August - 9 December 2011
Visitors got a chance to play detective and see if they could tell a fake or a forgery from the real deal—courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibition Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today, on display at the Museum.
June 6, 2014

À La Carte

6 January - 27 May 2012
The Museum did credit to the credit card in À La Carte, an exhibition that explored the evolution of credit as currency.
June 6, 2014

Road Trip!

10 September 2012 - 31 March 2013
Museum visitors hopped on a bus, tuned up their old camper vans, or hitched a ride to take a virtual road trip down (or up) the Trans-Canada Highway.
June 6, 2014

Past Exhibitions

What happens at the Bank of Canada Museum stays at the Museum, right? Wrong. You can still visit our previous exhibitions, from as far back as 2009.
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