Reviews

  • March 20, 2014

    Cleveland Museum of Art, Part 2

    By: Graham Iddon


    Upon entering Gallery One, you may see somebody standing on one leg and waving her arms in front of a flat screen. Should we call security? Nope. Here’s what happens next: a camera takes a picture of her, digitally compares the image to images stored in the museum’s collection, and comes back with an image of an artwork that most resembles this pose.
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  • March 12, 2014

    Cleveland Museum of Art, Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


    One of our museum development team and his partner chose to spend part of their Christmas holiday in sunny Cleveland. It wasn’t for the beaches that they went to the rusty shores of Erie but to enjoy one of the most advanced interactive museum experiences available anywhere.
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  • January 27, 2014

    Musée de l’Amérique francophone

    By: Graham Iddon


    Down the slope behind the City Hall of old Québec, attached to the 17th century Séminaire de Québec, stands a beautifully curved Québec Neoclassical façade housing the Musée de l’Amérique francophone. Ironically, given the building’s history, much of the Musée’s collection (acquired as early as 1806 when it was the museum of the seminary) is scientific in nature.
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  • December 2, 2013

    The McCord Museum Visit

    By: Graham Iddon


    While visiting bigger institutions in Montréal, the museum planning team decided to drop into the McCord Museum and take a look at the ways they are using tablets and apps in their exhibition spaces.
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  • November 25, 2013

    We Drop into Pointe-à-Callière in Montréal

    By: Graham Iddon


    During two trips to Montréal this past July, as part of our ongoing program of museum tours, the planning team visited the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History at Pointe-à-Callière near the old city waterfront.
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  • November 18, 2013

    Notes from the Collection: A Buying Trip to Toronto

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Recently, from October 3 to 5th, collections staff were at the Toronto Coin Expo, held at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge Street. The show boasts informative lectures, a large auction of coins, tokens and paper money as well as a showroom, called a bourse, where dealers greet clients and buy and sell material.
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  • November 5, 2013

    A Visit to Centre des sciences de Montréal

    By: Graham Iddon


    Twice this past July, members of the museum planning team took the train to Montréal to have a look at some of the excellent museums there.
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  • September 16, 2013

    Notes from the Collection : 2013 RCNA Convention Winnipeg

    By: David Bergeron


    Another convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) wrapped up in July. This year the convention was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was the first time in over thirty years that the RCNA Convention made a stop there.
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