Graham Iddon

  • April 6, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning IX

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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…
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  • February 18, 2015 2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference - Part 2

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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.
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  • February 6, 2015 2014 Ontario Museum Association - Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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.
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  • January 22, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VIII

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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
  • January 14, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VII

    By: Graham Iddon, Louise-Anne Laroche


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    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.
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  • November 6, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VI

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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?).
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  • September 29, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning V

    By: Graham Iddon


    Exhibit planning V writing
    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.
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  • September 18, 2014 Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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…
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