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Retro recipes: Cookbooks from the Ingenium collection
Curator of Agriculture and Fisheries
May 4, 2020
Conservators Erin Secord and Jessica Lafrance-Hwang noticed a lively exchange of vintage recipes on social media and suggested we share some from Ingenium’s trade literature collection.
He was one of the greats: Rocco G. “Roy” Scarfo, space artist, and the world beyond tomorrow
Jan 13, 2020
Space, the final frontier. A catchy opening for this issue of our blog / bulletin / thingee, don’t you think? This expression known to so many, or so few, is also very appropriate given that the individual at the heart of said issue was truly one the great space artists of the 20th century. Before we get there, yours truly would like to quote the caption of the photograph I found in the 24 January 1960 issue of the Montréal, Québec, weekly, La Patrie du dimanche. And there it is, in translation
Arts & Design
From four to one: The user-centric redesign of Ingenium’s websites
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Jul 24, 2019
“Museums in a Digital World” certainly describes Ingenium’s trio of museums in Ottawa, which include the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. It also happened to be the overarching theme for the 46th annual Conference of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET), hosted by Ingenium. This annual event facilitates the exchange of ideas as they relate to museums
Arts & Design
Junior inventors aim to make life easier in space
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 10, 2018
As we celebrate World Space Week 2018, kids from across Canada have been busy thinking up creative ideas about how to improve the human experience in space. Last year, Little Inventors — a U.K.-based organization — launched an initiative called Little Inventors: Inventions for Space, in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Space Agency. Kids across Canada were challenged to dream up ideas to make life easier — and more fun — in
Earth & Environment
Project Log #4: Designing and Modelling
Aug 8, 2018
In my recent adventures as an intern with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, I spent time programming the Raspberry Pi in order to set a very simple, internal website that can be accessed to see the data. The next task was to start thinking about the casing for the weather station we’re building for the museum. My advisor and I decided to design and 3D print our own boxes.
Canada is leading innovation in Virtual Reality video. 360VR, portal navigation, free education and tourism experiences for VR devices using 360video content.
Jun 24, 2017
I innovate with VR video. I made this for Canada’s 150th Coast to Coast in 360Video I’ve always had an interest in electronics, optics, videography, biology and psychology. After obtaining a degree in Video Systems Integration, I spent most of my life working for the video telecom industry. Designing,improving and troubleshooting internet and video systems to keep pace with the advances in technology. I also work as an innovator and researcher in my free time, and for the 5 years leading up to