Voices from the Engraver: an exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum

Archive Exhibits

October 05 to November 26, 2017

Post a letter or buy your lunch with art? You do it every day!

From concept to final product, experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that goes into every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes – from the original art to the design itself.

This exhibition is rich with artifacts, including original art, printing plates, rare stamps, and money – lots of money. Hands-on interactives will engage visitors in discovering the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes. Design your own currency or stamps, reproduce the beautifully elaborate patterns of classic bank notes and browse through a millennium’s worth of engravers and engraving history.