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May 12, 2014

Becoming a Collector I

By: Graham Iddon

Collecting things is a very common human urge. Be they matchbooks, pop bottles or 17th century Flemish altar paintings, owning large numbers of the same type of thing is a fascinating pastime for many of us.
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May 2, 2014

The Adventure of Exhibit Planning III

By: Graham Iddon

During the planning stages stamping the word ‘final’ on any given aspect of a travelling exhibition can seem less of a directive and more of an overly optimistic suggestion.
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April 22, 2014

Notes from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions II

By: Paul S. Berry

This month’s selections highlight various areas of Collection development. These include what are called financial instruments: items such as stocks, bonds shares and other articles that represent a contract to deliver money in some manner.
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April 3, 2014

Museum Reconstruction - Part 1

By: Graham Iddon

In early February, a small group from the Bank’s Communications Department booked a brief tour of the main floor and first basement at the Wellington Street head office. It’s still in the demolition phase of the renovation.
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March 28, 2014

Notes from the Collection: Notgeld, Emergency Money from Interwar Europe

By: Patricia Measures

Notgeld, German for emergency money, first appeared at the beginning of World War One and was issued until 1924. Through these notes we can see the entire story of Germany’s experience with out-of-control inflation between the wars.
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