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The great imitator: Cellulose nitrate in the twentieth century
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Jun 11, 2020
Discover more about cellulose nitrate objects, and how Ingenium conservators work to identify these objects to prevent degradation.
Beyond the beans: the advantages of coffee by-products
May 15, 2019
An Ottawa-based coffee roaster is hoping to give consumers a wake-up call about coffee waste and by-products.
Ingenium’s Collections Conservation Centre: Bringing Canada’s Past into the Future
Ingenium - Canada's…
Mar 14, 2019
"Ingenium’s Collections Conservation Centre: Bringing Canada’s Past into the Future" was originally published in Muse Magazine — March/April 2019, a publication of the Canadian Museums Association. There’s a locomotive in Ottawa that has some amazing stories to tell. If trains could talk, the CP 1201 might enthrall you with the story of its construction in Montreal in 1944, and how it symbolized the end of the steam era in the Angus Shops of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). A workhorse during
Engineering & Technology
Not your average warehouse: Ingenium’s new Collections Conservation Centre
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Mar 1, 2019
Ingenium’s new Collections Conservation Centre will open in only a few months. This is a dream come true for those of us who have been caring for Canada’s national collection of scientific and technological artifacts for our entire careers, and have been waiting for this moment for over a decade.
The Avro Arrow: Recovering a relic
Ingenium - Canada's…
Sep 19, 2018
Last summer, a precious artifact — believed to be an early test model used in the Avro Arrow jet fighter program — was recovered from the bottom of Lake Ontario. Covered in zebra mussels from its years spent under the water, the artifact’s preservation requires enormous amounts of painstaking work from highly-trained conservators. Read about the recovery effort and the ongoing efforts to restore this artifact — which holds a special place in Canadian aviation history.