January 22, 2015
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.
January 14, 2015
An exhibition fabrication company was finally selected by the Museum to produce the upcoming “Voices from the Engraver” travelling exhibition. It’s all very exciting.
January 7, 2015
Although this was not my first visit to Washington, it was an awakening in terms of the breadth and depth of this city as a mecca for museum professionals.
December 15, 2014
The recent additions to the National Currency Collection described below are from very different parts of the world and are between 1500 and 2500 years old.
November 28, 2014
The commemorative 1951 5 cent piece was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the naming of nickel and its isolation as an element. Recently, I had the great pleasure to participate in the Big Nickel anniversary festivities and give a talk about the design competition for the 1951 5 cent coin.
November 6, 2014
This is not the time for ‘nay sayers’. Basically, we planned a luxury car knowing that when all was said and done, it was going to be a very nice family sedan (maybe with the big engine?).
October 23, 2014
The logistics around organizing a 4 day, multi-venue expo that hosted thousands of attendees and featured hundreds of speakers in over 150 sessions would be mind boggling at the best of times.
October 10, 2014
The main purpose for my attendance was to hear about collections care and HVAC systems and to review current lighting recommendations. By far the most inspiring talk was that of presenter Kostas Ntanos, Head of Conservation Research and Development at the National Archives, UK.
September 29, 2014
Now the writer takes a deep breath and attempts to take a subject like the ‘representation of 75 years of national identity as depicted on stamps and bank notes’ from 50 pages of research and squash it into 65 words.
September 18, 2014
Is it still considered a museum when all the artifacts are alive and swimming about? Why not? There is a carefully researched collection. There is detailed interpretation. There are plenty of screaming kids…