Behind the scenes: after the diagnosis

So you might be wondering why I’ve decided to write two “Behind the scenes” posts this week. Today is an important milestone for me, and I’d like to share it with you because I believe many readers will be able to relate to it in one way or another. It has now been one year […]

Behind the scenes: exhibit design

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday is over and I’m back to work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, one project looms above all others: the new exhibit. We’re very excited to be creating a new exhibit to be unveiled for World Diabetes […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: special events

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great Monday. Today’s “Behind the Scenes” article is focused on special events. This past weekend we joined over 50 cultural and historic sites for Doors Open London, during which we encouraged people to explore the museum free of charge. Thank you to the 560 visitors who made […]

Welcome!

Welcome to the Banting House Blog! In the early hours of a late October morning in 1920, Frederick Banting woke from a fitful sleep and wrote down 25 words that ultimately led to the discovery of insulin. Today, the house where he conceived that idea has been turned into a museum honouring the life of […]