Cipher | Decipher

Canada Science and Technology Museum
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Cipher | Decipher

For as long as we’ve had secret information, individuals and organizations have encrypted and analyzed encrypted communications.

From schoolyard gossip to military plans, ciphers keep secrets out of the wrong hands. Cipher | Decipher is an interactive, new exhibition exploring the past and present of communications cryptology. Developed by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment, this 750 sq. ft. travelling exhibition includes an authentic Enigma cipher machine and interactive experiences related to cryptology and cyber security.

The exhibition helps Canadians understand communications cryptology: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. A removable puzzle module allows visitors to see if they possess the skills necessary for working in the field of cryptology.

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Detailed information on this travelling exhibition available for download in PDF format.

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Travel Schedule:

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Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, ON January 15 - May 10, 2020
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, ON July 6 - September 29, 2019
Military Communications and Electronics Museum, Kingston, ON December 7, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, ON November 6 - December 2, 2018
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON October 5 - October 31, 2018