Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes!

While Banting House NHSC continues to welcome our many visitors and prepare for our upcoming World Diabetes Day celebrations, we are also hard at work behind the scenes! Banting House has collected many artifacts over the years and like all museums, we need to keep them organized! One of my ongoing projects is reorganizing the […]

A Sneak Peak into the Collection at Banting House

The artifacts on display at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada make up only part of the museum’s collection. Sometimes artifacts are too fragile to be on display for long periods of time and there is just not enough space in the museum to display everything at once. Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a […]

Giving Objects Meaning

When is a chair more than a chair? What good is a graduated cylinder outside of a science lab? Using objects is a great way to build stories in museums. They are part of what separates museums from textbooks and non-fiction writing; they give visitors something tangible to look at and connect to when they […]

Behind the scenes: history matters

Almost a week ago, my Introduction to Museology class had the opportunity to visit Banting House National Historic Site of Canada as part of our learning about museums with vision. As I mentioned in last week’s post on commemorative integrity, museums – like many other organizations – benefit from being guided by a concrete mission […]

Behind the scenes: Commemorative Integrity

In my classes at Western this week, we have been learning about the concept of “commemorative integrity.” This concept was defined specifically by Parks Canada for National Historic Sites like Banting House. Because commemorative integrity  is so important to everything we do at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I wanted to share some […]

Behind the scenes: working with artifacts

On most days at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I am involved in the exhibit design, graphic design or public relations aspects of museum work. All of these things play a part in creating an enjoyable and educational visitor experience. I tend to blog about this quite a bit. But what about working […]