Throughout his career, Frederick Banting was drawn to the company of artists. Whether A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven landscape painters, sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, or portrait photographers Charles Ashley and James Crippen, Banting intuitively shared the artist's passion for the creative process. He also commissioned and collected their art;... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our newest Banting House National Historic Site Blog Feed— Archival Corner. My name is Lorraine Tinsley and I am an MA candidate in University of Western Ontario’s Public History Program. This fall, I am pleased to be following in my classmate Kat MacDonald’s footsteps as an intern at Banting House, where I’ll be... Continue Reading →
Thank you to everyone who accompanied me on this journey! I hope you enjoyed my weekly ramblings and were able to learn a little more about Banting House and the work that we do! Until next time!
Last week I took you behind the scenes and discussed a little bit about what it's been like to try and re-open a museum during the pandemic! While we haven't re-opened yet, we are constantly working towards re-opening! This week I thought I would give you some updates on the virtual exhibit I have been... Continue Reading →
Last blog post, we featured two guest writers from the Western Public History program discussing Banting's time here in London! We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about his time leading up to the discovery of the idea of insulin! This week, I thought I would talk about some more behind the scenes at... Continue Reading →
Hopefully you all enjoyed learning a bit about what it's like to do an internship at home last week! This week I want to take some time to talk about the backbone of many smaller museums and historic sites, volunteers! Volunteers are often critical members of these sites and sometimes the general public doesn't even... Continue Reading →
Last time I discussed going through different sources to piece together a timeline of Dr. Banting's life in London. Yesterday marked the first official day of the campaign of sorts, that takes our followers through Banting's time in London. Last week, I switched it up a bit and did more work on my online exhibit... Continue Reading →
Last week I got a bit of a break from writing social media and campaign plans and had the chance to play around with some graphic design. For the later half of the week I was tasked with creating mock-up designs for informational banners that we hope to hang around the parking lot next to... Continue Reading →
Letters can tell you a lot about the person writing it and the person they are writing to. The ones left in Dr. Banting's bedroom are no different.
It’s certainly been a busy week and its only Tuesday! Last week I talked about my work with Banting House NHS’s social media, the creation of a strategic plan and manual and the importance of paying attention to analytics! This week is an expansion on that, but with a focus on website design and building. ... Continue Reading →