Giving Objects Meaning

When is a chair more than a chair? What good is a graduated cylinder outside of a science lab? Using objects is a great way to build stories in museums. They are part of what separates museums from textbooks and non-fiction writing; they give visitors something tangible to look at and connect to when they... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on World Diabetes Day 2014

Last Friday was World Diabetes Day, and Banting House National Historic Site of Canada celebrated in style! We had just under a hundred visitors come through the doors for our afternoon Open House and main event in the evening. Grant and I went up to Sir Frederick G. Banting Secondary School in London along with our... Continue Reading →

World Diabetes Day Is Here!

Happy Birthday Sir Frederick Banting! Today is World Diabetes Day and people across the world are coming together to celebrate the research that has been done to help people with diabetes lead better lives. It is also a day to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to find a cure. World Diabetes... Continue Reading →

Fun Facts about the Flame of Hope!

This week, I’ve spent a lot of time learning everything there is to know about the Flame of Hope, and I finally finished the Wikipedia article I’ve been creating for it!Photograph by: Mark SpowartWhat I usually tell people on my tours is that the Flame of Hope honours all those affected by diabetes and stands... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: Tours and Artifacts

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re excited for the weekend – I am! This week I’ve been really busy. When I started at Banting House NHSC, I thought that some days we just wouldn’t have any visitors, but so far, there’s been at least one a day. This week in particular though, we’ve had a... Continue Reading →

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