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1 Membership—3 Museums
Hear what Canadians with careers in the mining industry have to say about safety, the environment, technology, and more.
Type: Collection Profiles
The members of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada were instrumental in developing rural Canada. Learn more about these remarkable women.
Type: Photo Essays
French aviators were shocked by Wilbur Wright’s mastery of the air when they saw him fly in 1908. Find out how they reacted, in the Museum’s photo essay.
Type: Conservation Projects
Lack of proper facilities didn’t prevent the restoration of this treasure to near-original glory. See how the Museum team did it.
Follow the development of dairy farming in Canada over the past 200 years with this paper from the curatorial staff in the Collection and Research Branch.
Explore the eventful life of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky, in the Museum’s photo essay.
How does a former military base become a national showcase and home to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum? Find out in this photo essay.
The Museum’s team undertook the restoration of this flying boat with enthusiasm. Get the details of this challenging project, completed in 1974.
Use the original, ineffective fabric treatment or a better, modern alternative? That was one of the challenges posed by the McDowall Monoplane restoration.
Explore details of the Museum’s largest and longest restoration project to date, which included building an entire hull for this flying boat.
Learn about Canada’s role in the Imperial Airship Scheme, in the Museum’s photo essay about the R-100 Airship.
Discover how the restoration of this Second World War-era German airplane revealed the consequences of using forced foreign labour.
A forced landing left this aircraft damaged, but the Museum’s skilled team restored it to display condition. See how.
Read about the creation, history, and reconstruction of Canada’s first commercial aircraft, now part of the Museum collection.
Type: A Closer Look
Meet Dr Frank Plummer, renowned HIV researcher and the former head of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory.
Did you know the first military aircraft had no camouflage whatsoever? See how air forces came to realize that disguising airplanes was a good idea.
Relive the first days of human flight, in the Museum’s detailed photo essay on ballooning.
Tight timelines were no match for Museum staff, who reconditioned this diminutive airplane in time for a test flight by RCAF pilots. Learn more.
Did you know that in the 1930s, attacks on Canada would likely come from the sea? See how the federal government reacted to the threat in this photo essay.
Discover how Hutterites have driven agricultural technology innovation in this essay from the curatorial staff in the Collection and Research Branch.
Get details of the several-hundred-hour process that brought this artifact back to life while retaining historical materials and coatings.
Explore post-Second World War aviation innovation, some of the most important of its century, in the Museum’s photo essay.
This Spanish-built version of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was refinished in its original Spanish Air Force markings. Learn more about its restoration.