Category Archives: Art

Snapshots of (Natural) History

A cryptic, handwritten note beside a pressed plant in the museum’s collection piqued a botanist’s curiosity and led to the rediscovery of hundreds of 50-year-old photographs. Continue reading

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Need Inspiration? Come See Our Collections!

How art and science come together to make nature shine! Continue reading

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Throat-Singing Karaoke?

What happened when our Arctic Voices exhibition team combined traditional Inuit throat singing with contemporary culture and technology? An innovative opportunity for fun and active visitor participation. Continue reading

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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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Creativity at the Museum: Collaborative Art Project

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Stephanie Hachey invites you to participate in a collective art project at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Until mid-August 2014. Fun guaranteed! Continue reading

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Working with Bioluminescence: Firefly Replica

Using chicken wire, papier-mâché and a good dose of ingenuity, Stephanie Hachey has produced a giant firefly to help museum educators to explain bioluminescence. Continue reading

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A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. “When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands”, says Ted. 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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ANTology: Artists and Visitors Work Together Like Ants in a Colony

Artist Irina Lyubchenko created a stimulating experience with visitors last week to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Like a colony of ants, children and adults worked together to create a 16 mm animated film in the exhibition Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants. Continue reading

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The Masterful Eye of Edward Burtynsky

Stunning photos of mines, quarries, oil, water and urbanization. Edward Burtynsky gave a public talk on his photography of man-altered landscapes. Continue reading

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