Every April, National Volunteer Week offers the opportunity to celebrate volunteerism at all three Ingenium museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Read behind-the-scenes stories about the development of Ingenium's Collections Conservation Centre, a facility designed to protect and showcase Canada’s science and technology artifacts.
Stories from our collections, about the people we meet and the work we do at our three museums. Hosted by Collections and Research staff at Ingenium, find out about our diverse activities and projects, the exhibitions we work on, and the connections we make across Canada and around the world.
Defining Moments Canada is a digital heritage organization providing free research and storytelling resources, to help Canadians commemorate Canada's history and the Spanish Flu pandemic.
This collection profile originally appeared in 2005 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Dominion Observatory, a notable landmark on the grounds of the Central-Experimental-Farm National Historic Site of Canada. Many of the astronomical instruments featured here will be preserved in the Ingenium Collections Conservation Centre currently under construction.
This year, the week will highlight the theme of 'Science, Creativity and Innovation: Our Canadian Story' and focus on historic achievements by Canadians in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering, and math. Read about inspirational stories that highlight the great work being done in the history community.
Collection Profiles, prepared by the curators at Ingenium, offer a glimpse into the national collections. They explain historical and social context of technologies and describe significant artifacts in areas such as agriculture, aviation, communication, graphic arts, household technologies, medicine, natural resources, sciences, and transportation.
Learn how Ingenium’s Digital Archives are offering unprecedented access to the archives of three national museums and read curated stories using historical images.
The Canadian kids who are advancing to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 18 and 19 in Pittsburgh have been selected and unveiled. Selected by a distinguished panel of 23 University faculty, researchers, educators and alumni though a competitive national selection process over the past six months. Those chosen are all innovating to make positive change in their respective fields.
The Element is a video series that highlights the most recent science news. It is hosted by Ingenium's Science Advisors, Jesse Rogerson of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
Learn how citizen science projects are linking the public with researchers, giving citizens a chance to participate in tackling questions and issues around the world.
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) is a national organization dedicated to the celebration and documentation of Canada's flying heritage. Members receive the CAHS Journal, Canada's premier aviation history magazine, regular newsletters, and an invitation to participate in the local activities of nine regional chapters.
This original documentary film series – created by Canadian film students and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War through the lens of aviation.
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is proud to support OEX Recovery Group Incorporated in a project involving the search-and-recovery of nine free-flight Avro Arrow models from Lake Ontario. Stay tuned for updates on plans for conservation, preparation and public exhibition of the artifacts. Follow this exciting story as it unfolds, using the hashtag #raisethearrow
A new documentary film series produced by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, in collaboration with Outsiders Films Inc., focuses the spotlight on men who have left their mark on Canada's aviation history.
by David Gillespie
Check out the video series that explores fascinating stories from Ingenium's collection. Produced in partnership with Dave Schellenberg from Ottawa’s Live 88.5 radio station.