One of the great things about this internship is that each day I seem to be working on something new and exciting! This made it difficult to chose a topic to write about for this week's blog post. But after creating a fundraising campaign Banting House National Historic Site for Giving Tuesday, I thought I... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 3; The Importance of a Website
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 →
An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 2; Navigating a Digital World
For as long as I can remember, the time we live in has been termed the digital age. It's my generation and the generations that have followed after me that have grown up surrounded by technology. While I remember a time where my family only had very slow dial-up internet and one family computer. There... Continue Reading →
Banting’s Books for World Book Day
For World Book day, we thought we would dig up one of Banting's books. Although there are many to choose from, his Fellowship Examination Papers booklet can provide some inspiration. In 1918, Frederick Banting took the examinations in the hope of joining the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, it didn't go so well... Continue Reading →
Taking the Lead at Banting House!
As a summer intern at Banting House, I have spent most of my time thus far learning the ropes – but this week, I am taking charge of the entire museum! Our curator, Grant, is taking a well-deserved break, and thus I am the only staff member in the museum (although help is always just... Continue Reading →
What Would You Save in a Fire?
A few weeks ago, Grant, the curator at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, came across an article that talked about what a museum would save in a fire. He thought it would be a great to have the volunteers here at Banting House share what they thought should be saved if anything were... Continue Reading →
The End of My Research Assistantship at Banting House
My time at Banting House National Historic Site as a Research Assistant is coming to a close and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience this year. It’s been an amazing eight months working under the guidance of Grant, the museum curator. I’ve also had the chance to work alongside some of the Canadian... Continue Reading →
A Sneak Peak into the Collection at Banting House
The artifacts on display at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada make up only part of the museum's collection. Sometimes artifacts are too fragile to be on display for long periods of time and there is just not enough space in the museum to display everything at once. Over the last few weeks I've been taking a... Continue Reading →
Coding at a History Museum?
Banting House National Historic Site of Canada has started to prepare for the upcoming Banting and Friends VII event which will take place on Thursday, June 11. Banting & Friends is the sole fundraising event at Banting House, and thanks to our generous sponsors, it is also an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work in the place where Sir... Continue Reading →
Authenticity and Landscaping at Banting House
As part of the ongoing restoration process at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we are starting to plan the landscaping at the front of the house for the spring season. Last year the porch was renovated to help increase the authentic look and feel of the building. The next step is to tackle... Continue Reading →