Author Archives: Susan Goods

House Guests at the Castle

Our museum became the seat of Canada’s government after fire destroyed the Parliament Buildings in 1916. The House of Commons and Senate stayed for four years. Continue reading

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Our Collections Online: A Link to One Family’s History

By browsing our collections online, an Ontario family found traces—and memories—of their gift to the museum of a bird specimen more than 60 years ago. Continue reading

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A Wealth of Information on a Glass Slide: Historical Photographs

In scientific research, an image is worth a thousand… data points! How were 20th-century discoveries captured in visual form? Find out about the tools of the first fossil hunters. Continue reading

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Connecting Youth to Nature

The CC IUCN (Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature) is seeking two volunteer Youth Ambassadors to work on initiatives during the coming year that connect youth to nature, and to attend the IUCN World Parks Congress in November in Australia. Age range: 19–29 years old. Application deadline: August 20, 2014. Continue reading

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Our Complementary Collections

Decoys, scientific ceramics, mould paintings… Yes, you read that right. In featuring a selection of pieces, Susan Goods introduces the Nature Art Collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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