Juggling Time and People in Heritage Jobs

Years ago I volunteered in the collections department of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.  I remember being amazed at how well the collections staff handled frequent interruptions that came with working in an open office space and being responsible for a small army of volunteers.  Working in an open office situation or in a … Continue reading Juggling Time and People in Heritage Jobs

Mining History at Dynamic Earth

As part of my recent visit to Sudbury I spent some time at Dynamic Earth.  I remember years ago visiting Sudbury as a child and I have a vague recollection of going underground as part of that visit. But I haven't been back to Dynamic Earth as an adult or visited since it received a … Continue reading Mining History at Dynamic Earth

Science North – The Child Edition

I'm definitely more of a history buff than a science person, but as you might have guessed by the numerous times I've written about it I think Science North is a pretty awesome place.  It's rarely crazy busy, encourages hands on learning, and is a perfect size to cover in an afternoon.  This past weekend … Continue reading Science North – The Child Edition

Baltimore Museum of Art

During my last day in Baltimore I took the Charm City Circulator to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA).  The effort of looking up a free bus service and dragging myself outside on a raining day was definitely worth it.  The BMA is free and is well known for its contemporary art collection.  It was … Continue reading Baltimore Museum of Art

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Balitmore was a short walk from the NCPH conference hotel and was free, so I made an effort to take a walk over there one evening.  The building itself is architecturally beautiful and the museum is well know for it's collection of European artwork.  The material on display during my … Continue reading The Walters Art Museum

Creating Exhibits with Small Budgets

It is fairly common for archives, local heritage groups, historical societies, and small museums to have relatively small budgets (or no budgets) for creating displays. Everyone likes the ideas of displays and of putting items from the collection into public view, but finding money for this type of work can be challenging.  When I first … Continue reading Creating Exhibits with Small Budgets

Gerald Richardson – Life Through The Lens

While visiting the Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) recently I was able to take in the Gerald Richardson - Life Through The Lens exhibit that was in the Silo Gallery.  The exhibit featured many photographs by Richardson that are on loan to the DCMA. Richardson was from Orangeville, Ontario in Dufferin County and is … Continue reading Gerald Richardson – Life Through The Lens