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A group of researchers search for an Avro Arrow model on Lake Ontario

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A research fellow with a computer memory core

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Researchers examine a blueprint in the archival collection

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The Ingenium Research Institute

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Curator looks at an old artifact

Where Knowledge and Creativity Collide

The Ingenium Research Institute invites Canadians to change how they think about science and technology by cultivating a better understanding of the material culture of our past, present, and future. We explore the many ways that science and technology are embedded in society, culture, and history. Through bold engagement and worldwide collaborations, the Institute is the heart of discovery and innovation, engaging researchers, educators, and the public in new and creative ways.

The Institute consists of:

  • A fellowship program and practicums for university and college students
  • Collaborative spaces to put research into practice 
  • An artifact examination room for hands-on research, symposia, and seminars
  • Library and archives 
  • Extensive online collection
  • Opportunities to engage with visitors to our three museums

Research Strategy and Brochure

Our Research Strategy and the informational brochure are available as PDF downloads:

Research Strategy PDF
Research Strategy 2019 - PDF

Research values


  • Engagement
  • Inclusiveness
  • Access
  • Openness
  • Excellence in collecting
  • Accuracy
  • Stewardship

what do we offer

What do we have to offer?

  • Expertise
  • National collections
  • Data
  • State-of-the-art digital labs
  • Access to the public
  • Cross-appointments

what do we research

What do we research?

  • Material culture and history of science and technology
  • Museum audiences
  • Science in museums
  • Citizen science
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital heritage
  • People and collections
  • Collection risk management
  • Culture of innovation
  • Data visualization
  • Women in STEAM
  • Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Conservation and restoration


Who do we welcome?

  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Research Institutions
  • Fellows
  • Interns
  • Postdocs
  • Artists-in-Residence
  • Experimenters
  • Ingenium staff

Stories from our Collections

Read more stories on the Ingenium Channel

For more information on the Ingenium Research Institute, please contact:

P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3