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On a roll: Julie Leclair reflects on the development of Bike it!
Ingenium - Canada's…
Nov 22, 2019
Julie Leclair, director of travelling exhibitions for Ingenium, recently worked with a team of international institutions to develop Bike it! — a travelling exhibition which tells the global story of the bicycle. Read Julie’s behind-the-scenes insights in this feature article published by TEO—an organization that supports international touring exhibitions.
Hand-built bicycle tells a historical story of a colourful, Ontario teen
Oct 24, 2019
The Billings Estate National Historic Site is currently displaying a curious wooden bicycle. It was hand built in the late 1890s by a teenager named James Henry Blair, using materials scavenged off his father’s Gloucester farm. Artifacts at the Canada Science and Technology Museum give us a rare chance to explore the mindset of this young inventor as he puzzled through the process of how to build a bicycle with limited resources.
Ingenium's big move: Packing Canada's largest bicycle collection
Aug 20, 2019
VIEW INFOGRAPHIC It’s no secret that Ingenium is gearing up for a big move. As staff busy themselves with this mammoth task, let us take a moment to fully appreciate just one of the MANY collections being packed up for the journey to the new Collections Conservation Center. Did you know that the Canada Science and Technology Museum holds the largest collection related to the history of bicycle technology in Canada? The Shields Collection contains over 3,000 items from the early nineteenth
Engineering & Technology
Christian Bagg and the Icon Explore
Nov 23, 2018
For Canada History Week 2018 - A short blog post highlighting Christian Bagg’s creativity and innovation, which helped him develop the Icon Explore adaptive off-road vehicle.