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  • 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
  • February 6, 2015

    2014 Ontario Museum Association - Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


    As usual, the schedule was jam-packed, so no time for golf. This year’s theme is a popular current in the museum biz these days: the museum’s role in promoting a healthy and happy community.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 30, 2015

    Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

    By: David Bergeron, Paul S. Berry


    The show… is an ideal opportunity for the Bank of Canada Museum to share a part of the National Currency Collection with Canadians. This year, we decided to tell the story of Canada’s phantom banks and the financial crisis of 1837.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 22, 2015

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VIII

    By: Graham Iddon


    On this trip, we were all excited to see the 8-foot-tall wooden panels with the full copy printed directly onto them. Using a new process, staff of the exhibition fabrication department at the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum have produced some very impressive results.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews