Graham Iddon

  • February 1, 2016

    The Gopher Hole Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    Though packed with carefully prepared specimens, this is not a natural history museum. No, this is a social history museum housing 47 dioramas featuring 77 stuffed gophers.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • December 17, 2015

    What’s in Your Stocking?

    By: Graham Iddon


    Every prop in the holiday drama generally has some sort of symbolic meaning—evergreen trees: life in the dead of winter, holly: Christ’s crown of thorns, the dreidel: Jewish resistance to oppression. Money, on the other hand, only seems to symbolize itself.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • September 15, 2015

    The 2015 Commemorative $20 Bank Note Revealed

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s a historic day for us as well. It isn’t every day that the Bank of Canada introduces a new commemorative note.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • September 1, 2015

    Inside Out Animals

    By: Graham Iddon


    In fact, any hint of revulsion was immediately displaced by astonishment. To see the inner workings of an animal exposed in such clarity is an experience one should seek out.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • August 5, 2015

    Swindle! Canadian Phantom Banks

    By: Graham Iddon


    In exchange for pizza and a day out of the office, several Bank employees were persuaded to dress up in period costumes and re-enact three key moments from the history of this shady “bank”.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • 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 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 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