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CCI and CHIN: In Our Words

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For nearly 50 years, museum and heritage professionals worldwide have looked to the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) for their expertise. Now, CCI and CHIN are looking to share their stories through interviews with current and former staff members as well as key figures in the fields of conservation and collections management. If you are starting a career in cultural heritage or are simply curious to learn about what goes on behind the scenes at CCI and CHIN, this is the podcast for you.

For nearly 50 years, museum and heritage professionals worldwide have looked to the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) for their expertise. Now, CCI and CHIN are looking to share their stories through interviews with current and former staff members as well as key figures in the fields of conservation and collections management. If you are starting a career in cultural heritage or are simply curious to learn about what goes on behind the scenes at CCI and CHIN, this is the podcast for you.

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Canada

Description:

For nearly 50 years, museum and heritage professionals worldwide have looked to the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) for their expertise. Now, CCI and CHIN are looking to share their stories through interviews with current and former staff members as well as key figures in the fields of conservation and collections management. If you are starting a career in cultural heritage or are simply curious to learn about what goes on behind the scenes at CCI and CHIN, this is the podcast for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lyn Elliot Sherwood: Director, CHIN, 1993-2003

12/9/2020
Our first guest from the Canadian Heritage Information Network, otherwise known as CHIN, is Lyn Elliott Sherwood. She was the Director General of CHIN from 1993 to 2003. She then went on to become the Executive Director of the Heritage Group at the Department of Canadian Heritage. During her time at CHIN, she was responsible for the creation of the organization’s most well-known program, the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). The VMC is a collection of online exhibits contributed by Canadian...

Duration:00:45:01

Judy Logan: adventures of an archaeological conservator

4/22/2020
You know that archeologists are often the ones excavating artefacts, which you can then visit in a museum. But, what happens between the excavation and the display? That’s where Judy Logan comes in. She was an archeological conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) from 1981 to 2006. She was also one of the first graduates of the Queen’s University Master of Art Conservation program. Join your hosts, Kelly Johnson and Nathalie Nadeau Mijal, as they ask Judy about working as a...

Duration:00:48:17

Brian Arthur: Director of CCI, 1976–1980

3/4/2020
Your hosts, Nathalie Nadeau Mijal and Kelly Johnson, interview Brian Arthur, who was the second director of the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). He held this post between 1976 and 1980. Originally from the United Kingdom, Brian Arthur became a world-renowned expert in the conservation of pottery (or as he calls it, "sticking pots together"). He moved to Canada in the early 1970s to work at the Historic Sites Division of Parks Canada. In this episode, you will discover how he guided CCI...

Duration:00:44:19

Season Tse: conservation scientist

2/5/2020
Welcome to "CCI and CHIN: In Our Words," a podcast for museum and heritage professionals who want a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work of Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). In this episode, your hosts, Nathalie Nadeau Mijal and Kelly Johnson, interview Season Tse. Season started working at CCI as a conservation scientist in 1984 (the same year as our previous guest, Charlie Costain). What do conservation scientists do? They work...

Duration:00:35:56

Charlie Costain: scientist and heritage advocate

1/8/2020
In this episode, your hosts, Nathalie Nadeau Mijal and Kelly Johnson, interview Charlie Costain. Charlie started working at CCI in 1984 as a conservation scientist, and then he moved through the ranks to become a manager and a director. He also spent two years working as Director General of CHIN, but we are planning to cover his time at CHIN in a future episode. (Stay tuned!) Have a look at our corporate video to see the statue of the “Captain” mentioned at the beginning of the episode. You...

Duration:00:37:36

CCI-CHIN: introduction

12/4/2019
Welcome to "CCI and CHIN: In Our Words," a podcast for museum and heritage professionals who want to a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work of Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). In this introduction to the show, your hosts, Nathalie Nadeau Mijal and Kelly Johnson, interview the Director General of CCI-CHIN, Jérôme Moisan. Send us an email with your comments, questions, or suggestions for future interviews at...

Duration:00:05:37

CCI and CHIN: teaser

9/25/2019
For nearly 50 years, museum and heritage professionals worldwide have looked to the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) for their expertise. Now, CCI and CHIN are looking to share their histories through interviews with current and former staff members as well as key figures within the fields of conservation and collections management. If you are starting a career in cultural heritage or are simply curious to learn about what goes on...

Duration:00:01:29