Over the course of 3 years, I was exhibition and expert content consultant on 2 new permanent exhibits, Medical Sensations and Hidden Worlds. Both are part of new wings for the new Canadian Science and Technology Museum entitled “Creating and Producing Knowledge”.
The new Canada Science and Technology Museum is part of Ingenium: Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. The new museum opened Fall 2017 and has received exhibition awards from the Ontario Museum Association Award for Excellence in Special Projects.
Medical Sensations explores the world of medicine through the five senses, and how human and technological sensations shape medical culture. For the first time, the Canada Museum of Science and Technology is showcasing its rich medical collection – as well as seldom seen images and artifacts sourced from collections across Canada. Visitors will be engaged in highly-interactive, sensorial experiences – that illustrate how the human dimension of medical care continues to evolve with technological advances.
Hidden Worlds tells the story of how we use our senses and technology to reveal, observe, and explore worlds that are beyond our reach – from the smallest objects to the deepest parts of the oceans and universe. Through hands-on experiences with microscopes and telescopes; an ocean-themed, multimedia story book; and object theatre, visitors will explore a range of technologies that are at the heart of scientific discoveries.