Behind the scenes: history matters

Almost a week ago, my Introduction to Museology class had the opportunity to visit Banting House National Historic Site of Canada as part of our learning about museums with vision. As I mentioned in last week's post on commemorative integrity, museums - like many other organizations - benefit from being guided by a concrete mission... Continue Reading →

Thank you for a great World Diabetes Day!

Good morning everyone. This week I want to extend a huge thank you to all the visitors who didn't let the cold weather stop them from celebrating World Diabetes Day with us. It was great to see Banting House National Historic Site of Canada filled with people. I enjoyed answering your questions about the museum,... Continue Reading →

10 days to go!

Only 10 days left until Banting House National Historic Site of Canada starts its World Diabetes Day celebrations! We're very excited about our plans for the evening, and we hope to see you all there! The celebrations will be held from 6:30 to 8:00. Everyone is invited to our open house and free admission to... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: pleasant surprises

And so another week begins. I wonder what surprises are in store for Banting House National Historic Site of Canada today. Why do I expect surprises? On Friday we had the privilege of hosting The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister for Public Works and Government Services, Susan Truppe, MP, and Ed Holder, MP. This wasn't an... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: exhibit design

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday is over and I'm back to work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, one project looms above all others: the new exhibit. We're very excited to be creating a new exhibit to be unveiled for World Diabetes... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: special events

Good morning everyone! I hope you're having a great Monday. Today's "Behind the Scenes" article is focused on special events. This past weekend we joined over 50 cultural and historic sites for Doors Open London, during which we encouraged people to explore the museum free of charge. Thank you to the 560 visitors who made... Continue Reading →

Dear Dr. Fred…

Prior to the discovery of insulin, diabetes came as a death sentence to anyone who was diagnosed with it. Little could be done to help the innumerable people world wide suffering from the disease. Patients were put on a starvation diet - less than 1000 calories per day - which potentially lengthened their life, but... Continue Reading →

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