Packing the Lorne Shields Collection

As anyone who visits The Channel regularly should know, the Canada Science and Technology is preparing for a big move into its new Collections Conservation Center. As the summer intern for Collections and Research, I’m not involved in the packing. Instead, I’ve been given the task of researching the Lorne Shield’s collection – a vast collection of bicycles, bicycle-related ephemera and literature ranging from the early history of the bicycle in the 19th century to the modern day. As I explore the collection I’m not only struck by its richness and diversity but also its size. Check out this Infographic to better understand just how big this collection really is and why the museum staff as working so hard to ensure it arrives safely into its new home.  

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Camas Clowater-Eriksson is an independent contractor at Ingenium. In 2020, she earned her MA in Public History from Carleton University. Her research interests include feminist oral history, podcasting, gender and technology studies, material culture, and servicewomen’s history. She is currently working with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on the SWINTER Aircrew Trial Oral History Project, as the primary oral history interviewer.