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…