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Second Late Night Opening in the Temporary Museum of the National Bank

Did you miss our first Late Night Opening in October? No problem at all! We organize a second one on Thursday 27th November. This year’s theme is ‘the drawing’. The Temporary Museum of the National Bank will show you some special objects from the collection! What do original drawings of banknote design look like? Who […]

The SSM in a nutshell

On 4 November 2014, the ECB fully assumed supervisory tasks and responsibilities in the framework of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). For teachers who would like to illustrate this first important step towards a banking union to their students, the ECB has made an animation film.

Draw me a banknote!

Nowadays, it is the design that makes up the best part of our paper money. But what exactly is hidden behind the design of banknotes? On the basis of what criteria were artists or graphic designers selected and what did their work involve? Let’s try and find some answers to these questions in this Object of the Month…