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  • May 24, 2019

    The Hunting of the Greenback

    By: Graham Iddon


    During World War Two, the Bank created the Foreign Exchange Control Board (FECB). One of its major tasks was to find as many US dollars as possible to pay for American imports.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us, History
  • December 7, 2018

    Paul Berry is Retiring? Say it Ain’t So!

    I can’t remember when I first met Paul, but it must have been shortly after his arrival in 1984. It seems like yesterday … No, it doesn’t, actually.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • May 8, 2018

    Operation Fish

    By: Robert Low


    Operation Fish was the largest movement of physical wealth in history.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • September 12, 2017

    How’re We Doing So Far?

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • June 22, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 8

    By: Graham Iddon


    The last few stragglers among our artifacts are ready for installation and the interactives and digital labels are bulking up with the final software and data, in them, so it’s all there, functional and looking fantastic.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • April 11, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction – Part 7

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • March 7, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • December 1, 2016

    Why We are Not the Currency Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    But a few years before it closed, the Currency Museum officially became an arm of the Communications Department. And this was the crucial factor that would change the future mission of the Museum.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • 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
  • July 7, 2014

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 3

    By: Graham Iddon


    Bank of canada - Night
    Though naturally we are aware that the former Museum space is being gutted, the reality of seeing it empty is still pretty strange for most of us here. In the last blog of this series we showed you the empty cafeteria space that will become the new Museum, as well as some images of the old Museum as it was at the time: stuffed with odds and ends of exhibit cases, the occasional display still on the walls.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
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