About This Blog

A museum is a world apart.

As insiders with access to uncommon spaces, we can lose ourselves in the large rooms where the collections are stored, in following trains of thought among mounted mammal skeletons and fossilized dinosaur skulls.

In the corridor near the offices of Exhibition Services, we often see maquettes of future exhibitions. The walls are regularly covered with plans and designs in progress.

On closed days, in the silent galleries of the museum, we occasionally encounter visiting researchers who have come to study the specimens on display.

Around a corner, there may be a group of educators in animated discussion, preparing a new programme. And then the museum opens its doors and groups of students flood in, looking for clues to a treasure hunt in the galleries. Over here, young children amuse themselves by caring for “wounded” plush birds. Over there, adults discuss, for an evening, the care to give our planet.

A museum, it’s teeming with life, never stopping, and that’s what the people at the Canadian Museum of Nature want to share with you in this blog.

Follow us into our conservation rooms, the museum galleries and the fields of our research.

This way, please…

7 Responses to About This Blog

  1. Mary Marsh says:

    How canI be on a list to get the blogs about the Artic flora regularily?

  2. Mary,
    If you are on either Twitter of Facebook you could either “like” or “follow” us. We announce every blog posting.
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CANADIANMUSEUMOFNATURE
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MuseumofNature
    Hope this helps!

  3. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, museum bloggers!

    I have nominated you for the Lighthouse Award.

    More on this nomination is at


  4. Pat Morrow says:

    Hi, i’m looking for higher resolution versions (around 1920×1080) of the 2 maps on this page for a slide show that i’m putting together on the Torngats – are you able to send them to me, or put me in touch with someone who can? thanks https://canadianmuseumofnature.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/its-hard-to-get-there-from-here/

    • nature says:

      Thanks for you interest. The maps used in It’s Hard to Get There from Here were available from Parks Canada in 2011. Perhaps you might enquire with them about obtaining the images? In case it helps, these are the URLs where we got the images in 2011:

  5. wardcameron says:

    Is there a way to contact you?

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