Collecting and Connecting
Curatorial blog from the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
I knew none of this history as I admired the thresher in the warehouse: what caught my eye was the striking hand-painted striping, scrollwork, lettering, and scenes that adorned the thresher’s surface.
A comment in an email I received from a member of the donor family, Caroline Walker, piqued my curiosity: her mother-in-law, the machine’s former owner, Willa Walker, from Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, was the Wing Officer of the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force
Two Canadians, John Robert Connon (1862-1931), and William James Johnston (1856–1941), contributed to the development of 19th century panoramic photography.
This installment on the Cirkut Panoramic Camera will focus on the camera, some history of the Century Camera Company, and the challenges of accurately dating the artifact.
This story follows the Museum’s recent acquisition of a Cirkut Panoramic Camera. It will be told in five parts with the collaboration of Karen Ball-Pyatt from the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History, Kitchener Public Library.
Our three national museums, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum released our first open data sets on the Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal in November of last year. With the second annual Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) Hackathon fast approaching, the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is looking forward to seeing the creative, surprising ways coders across the country will mash up data sets to create useful applications for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.