About the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Making Do: The Early Years of the Canada Science and Technology Museum
A History of the Canada Science and Technology Museum
In 1951, the Massey Commission reported on the state of the arts and sciences in Canada and recommended that the Canadian government do more to support, promote, and cultivate work in these fields. As part of this effort, it called for the creation of a national museum of science and technology to collect, preserve, research, and interpret Canada’s technological heritage. That recommendation was the seed that eventually grew into the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These documents tell the story of the Museum from its creation until the early 1980s.
- Chapter one—Origins (.pdf file (569 Kb))
- Chapter two—Building a National Museum of Science and Technology (.pdf file (512 Kb))
- Chapter three—Getting Things Done: 1967–1981 (.pdf file (857 Kb))
About the author:
Sharon Babaian was a historian at the Museum from 1988 until 2011, when she became Curator, Marine and Land Transportation.
For more information, contact:
Collection and Research
Canada Science and Technology Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T