Author Archives: Kathleen Quinn

Illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s 1823 Book

A rare chance to see illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s book Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the year 1819, 20, 21 and 22. Published in 1823, a copy now resides in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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Multi-Media Fun in Our New Earth Gallery

How would you like to build a volcano, trigger an earthquake, or even shift continental plates? It’s all possible in our new gallery! Continue reading

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Blasting Rocks All in a Day’s Work for Gallery Team

Power tools are fun, sure, but sometimes the right tool for the job is a microblaster. What’s the job? Breaking a piece off a rock for display in our new Vale Earth Gallery. Continue reading

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Building a Sedimentary Wall Layer by Layer

A sedimentary-rock deposit in Saskatchewan is faithfully and carefully reproduced in the new Earth Gallery as an interactive exhibit for visitors to explore. Continue reading

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Earthquake at the Museum

The focus on natural disasters in the special exhibition Nature Unleashed brings memories back to the earthquake that struck the museum in June 2010. Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at the Cave in Our New Earth Gallery

The construction of our new cave is almost as interesting as the cave’s content, according to Kathleen Quinn, who was lucky enough to tour the site a few times. Continue reading

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