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Diving into museum work: The life of a summer intern
Aug 8, 2019
When I arrived in Ottawa about three months ago to work as an exhibition intern with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My short time with the museum turned out to be more interesting and colourful than I ever could have imagined; I’ve conducted damage reports, gone “undercover” for an in-house investigation, and even built an airplane out of a pool noodle! But before I delve into everything, let me tell you the real reason I’m here. This internship has
Behind the scenes: Updates to the First World War exhibition area
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Jul 8, 2019
How does museum staff decide which exhibition to update next? Which basic changes can make an exhibition more inviting and insightful for today’s visitors? Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the Canada Aviation and Space Museum team planned its recent updates to the First World War area.
Mammoth artifact finds a new home in the Collections Conservation Centre
Ingenium - Canada's…
May 29, 2019
Last week, a Goss printing press moved into Ingenium’s new Collections Conservation Centre in Ottawa. At 32 metric tons — the approximate equivalent of five African elephants — the press is one of the heaviest pieces in Canada’s national science and technology collection.