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  • June 10, 2015

    The Travelling Translator 1

    By: Myriam Legault-Beauregard


    One of the things of which Paris doesn’t lack is museums. Whether you like fashion, music, history, literature, science, arts or tennis, you will find something that suits your tastes. The City of Paris alone owns 14 of them and access to their permanent collections is free in most cases.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • June 2, 2015

    Rebellion at the Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    Exhibition titles and entrance / Affiche et entrée de l’exposition
    For a little inspiration and a sense of compatibility, we took a field trip to see 1867 Rebellion and Confederation at the Canadian Museum of History.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • May 21, 2015

    New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    Everyone loves getting presents, and we’re no exception. We recently received a very exciting donation of 50 silver coins. The collection was purchased in Lima, Peru, at an estate sale in the 1950s.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 6, 2015

    Alex Colville at the AGO

    By: Graham Iddon


    Young woman looking through binoculars
    Alex Colville is a very broad retrospective that covers Colville’s entire career from before the Second World War until his final paintings of his lifelong muse, model and beloved wife Rhoda.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • April 23, 2015

    Introducing the Wessex Gallery

    By: Caroline Roberts


    While coming to grips with the complexity surrounding the planning of new exhibitions for today’s world, it was inspiring to come across a magnificent example of a substantial collection taking on a new life.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • April 6, 2015

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning IX

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - The Adventure of Exhibit Planning IX
    Our little team from the Museum stood in the education space of the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum on a chill November morning while the exhibition technicians assembled our finished exhibition. Yes, finished.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • March 23, 2015

    Musée des Ursulines de Québec

    By: Graham Iddon


    Musée des Ursulines de Québec
    Like so much in Québec City, the convent somehow manages to be tucked away and hidden. The buildings are the largest 17th-century structures in Canada and some appear monumental, with soaring stone walls and gleaming silver dormers.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • March 11, 2015

    An Exhibition Installation

    By: Graham Iddon


    Rolls of pennies / Rouleaux de monnaie
    You could work in the exhibition-fabrication business all your life and still run into things you wouldn’t expect: a never-ending series of “uh-ohs.” It’s one of the things that makes the job so interesting and demands a high level of creative problem-solving skills…
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • February 26, 2015

    New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    New Acquisitions - What is money but not money? / Nos nouvelles acquisitions - La monnaie dans tous ses états
    What do you think of when you think of money? Is it coins? Is it bank notes? Three-hundred years ago people weren’t sure bank notes were really money; it took a long time for them to get used to the idea.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 18, 2015

    2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference - Part 2

    By: Graham Iddon


    At any given time, there were 3 concurrent sessions happening at this year’s OMA conference, making it a bit difficult to see all you want to see. Fortunately we had a few folks attending who could share out some of the important programs.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews