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... Continue Reading →

King for a Day, more accurately: Temporary Museum Caretaker

As my experience as Summer Intern here at Banting House comes to its close (with only two weeks more until September), I’m starting my second-biggest challenge of all – Grant is on vacation!I say “second-biggest” because nothing can beat how busy we were with Banting & Friends VI (an event that turned out to be... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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