Voices from the Engraver

From December 2, 2016 to May 28, 2017

Voices from the Engraver

This exhibition will include artifacts such as watercolours, photos and drawings along with engraver’s tools and printing plates used in the production of bank notes and stamps. We will also take a peek behind the scenes and show bank note and stamp designs that were not retained.

Experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Original art, printing plates, videos, interactives, rare stamps, and money—lots of money—are waiting for you in this fun, informative and enriching look into the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.

Aimed at youth, families and adults, this exhibition is rich with artifacts and hands-on interactives and is accompanied by school and general programming. 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. For booking information and specifications, please download our on-line brochure.

A travelling exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History.

The presentation of this exhibition has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.