OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, 27 September 2012, the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada will open IN THE MONEY. This travelling exhibition explores the science behind bank notes, from the earliest paper money in China to present day. Highlighted are innovations that have kept both paper and now polymer notes easy to use and difficult to counterfeit. Interactive stations and dynamic displays focus on the history behind artifacts from the National Currency Collection. Visitors will also be able to see the latest developments in bank note technology, including Canada's new Polymer note series.
Members of the media are invited to an exclusive tour of the exhibition before its official opening to the public on Friday, 28 September. Museum staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
|Date||Thursday, 27 September 2012|
|| Currency Museum
Bank of Canada
245 Sparks Street
(between Bank Street and Kent Street)
About the Currency Museum
Established in 1980, the Currency Museum is part of the Communications 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 videos, audio tours and special programming about money, the central bank, and the economy.
SOURCE: Bank of Canada
For further information:
613 782-8782 or [email protected]