By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking

A new exhibition by the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada

OTTAWA, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada unveiled By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking, an exhibition that looks at the Bank and its history from the perspective of outside observers-journalists, cartoonists, headline writers, economists, politicians, government-appointed commissions, and the Canadian public.

Canada's central bank opened its doors on 11 March 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression. Over the next 75 years, each of the Bank's governors was faced with challenges unique to his times, and each brought experience, expertise and personality to the difficult decisions made for the well-being of Canadians.

By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking gives a fascinating peek into how the events of the 20th and 21st centuries have shaped the Canadian economy. Visitors will learn how the work of the Bank has in the past-and continues-to influence their daily lives.

The exhibition is on display from 11 March to 24 December 2010.

About the Currency Museum

Established in 1980, the Currency Museum is part of the Currency Department of the Bank of Canada. Through its stewardship of Canada's National Currency Collection, the Museum preserves Canada's numismatic heritage and engages visitors with interactive displays about money, the central bank, and the economy.

The Currency Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

SOURCE Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: Rita Signorini, (613) 782-7933


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