The End of My Research Assistantship at Banting House

My time at Banting House National Historic Site as a Research Assistant is coming to a close and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience this year. It’s been an amazing eight months working under the guidance of Grant, the museum curator. I’ve also had the chance to work alongside some of the Canadian […]

Behind the scenes: Goodbye Banting House

On this rainy day, I’m glad to be sitting in my office at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. Things are moving forward as usual. Construction is wrapping up on the porch, the new exhibit is ready to be installed, and I have a healthy to-do list to tend to. But make no mistake: […]

Behind the Scenes: getting ready for Christmas!

Today is December 5th, and for those of you who like countdowns, that means it’s only 20 days until Christmas! Every museum has its own arrangements for the Christmas holidays. Banting House National Historic Site of Canada will be closed after December 21st, and will reopen January 7th. Today I am helping wrap up our […]

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 […]

Behind the scenes: becoming a tour guide

Hello again everyone, and welcome to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. Can I interest you in a guided tour of the museum? Guided tours are one of the most important things we offer at Banting House. While I am enjoying the process of learning how to be a great tour guide, I am […]

The Museum Intern: A Day in the Life

When I tell my family and friends that I am the museum intern at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada one of the first questions I am asked is, “So, what do you actually do?”  I have learned that many people are genuinely curious in the ‘behind the scenes’ life at a museum.  Explanations […]