Monthly Archives: May 2013

Watching the Top of the World

A large amount of data about the Arctic has been collected. But who is putting the pieces together for a larger picture? asks Mark Graham, Vice-President of Research and Collections at the museum. Continue reading

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Judging Captured Moments

How does one choose 15 winning photos out of hundreds of entries? What makes a photo original, exceptional? Roger Bull tells us about his experience judging the Canadian Wildlife Photography contest—see the winners on display at the museum. Continue reading

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Beneath the Arctic Ice: The Big, the Small and the “Ugh, I Thought Those Were Maggots!”

The Arctic Ocean devoid of life? On the contrary, it teems with inhabitants, as volunteer Valerie Tait and numerous museum visitors discovered. Continue reading

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Case Closed: Suitcase Exhibitions

What fits in a 76 cm × 45 cm × 28 cm case? An entire exhibition! That’s what Lyndsey Sullivan discovered during her internship in our Exhibits division. Continue reading

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