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Monthly Archives: October 2011

True Colours Shining Through – the building of an exhibit

Exhibits begin as the germ of an idea and often take on a life of their own. This was no different for the new Colours in Nature exhibit, now open in the TD Canada Trust Discovery Room. This space was set aside to showcase the hidden treasures of our collections that we ordinarily don’t have an opportunity to display; less that 5% of our collections are exhibited at any one…

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Cover Shot

Around the Museum this morning, people are excited that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez visited over the weekend, enjoying a private dinner aboard the Nonsuch.  I am pleased that they liked the Museum, and that they were particulary interested in Ancient Seas. But there is another piece of external attention that I am just as pleased about, even if it is unlikely to ever attract a story on Entertainment Tonight.  In fact, I would have…

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Colours of Lichens

On October 28th a new natural history exhibit on the Colours in Nature will open in the Museum’s Discovery Room.  Organisms and minerals representing all the colours of the rainbow will be on display.  Unfortunately no flowering plant specimens will be displayed (only photographs) because, unfortunately, most of the plants in our collection represent only one colour: brown.  If the exhibit was on the colour brown in nature, boy would…

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