The Visitors Make the Experience

As an emerging museum professional, my favorite place to be is in the collections. I enjoy working with old artifacts, examining them, treasuring them, and keeping them safe for years to come. Whenever I am given the choice to work on a project within the collections, my friends and colleagues will always find me with... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: My Last Day at Banting House

Well, here we are – Saturday, August 30, my last day working at Banting House.I went from a very messy office full of other people’s work, to a mildly messy office full of my own work, to this:I can honestly say I’ve had an incredible experience here, and I’ll definitely miss working at Banting House.... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: Tours and Artifacts

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re excited for the weekend – I am! This week I’ve been really busy. When I started at Banting House NHSC, I thought that some days we just wouldn’t have any visitors, but so far, there’s been at least one a day. This week in particular though, we’ve had a... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

10 days to go!

Only 10 days left until Banting House National Historic Site of Canada starts its World Diabetes Day celebrations! We're very excited about our plans for the evening, and we hope to see you all there! The celebrations will be held from 6:30 to 8:00. Everyone is invited to our open house and free admission to... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: teamwork

What comes to your mind when you think of work at a museum? Do you picture someone giving tours to a group of people? Maybe a curator busy acquiring items for the next exhibit? Or perhaps you picture someone working with old artifacts in a dusty basement. All of these are jobs that need to... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: pleasant surprises

And so another week begins. I wonder what surprises are in store for Banting House National Historic Site of Canada today. Why do I expect surprises? On Friday we had the privilege of hosting The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister for Public Works and Government Services, Susan Truppe, MP, and Ed Holder, MP. This wasn't an... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: a month in

Hello again everyone. Today is an important milestone - I've been at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada for a month! It doesn't feel like I've been at Banting House that long, but I have learned a lot. Working with physical archives, giving tours, and drafting critical paths are all things I have never... Continue Reading →

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