Canada's Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Research at UofT

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation. Explore this exhibit throughout the year to discover newly added stories about objects from the past 150 years of research and education at the University of Toronto. Join us as we delve into the use, provenance, form and fabrication of these objects!

Made in Toronto

Our 2016-2017 exhibit, completed in collaboration with Museum Studies students, focuses on artifacts related to the production of scientific knowledge at the University of Toronto. From university glassblowers, to artists producing instructional images, to university researchers building unique lab equipment, the exhibit examines the variety people and objects behind the university’s rich ‘making’ history. We interviewed a number of technicians and artists–you can listen to their stories by following the link below, or here, for videos of the The Makers of Scientific Materials at the University of Toronto. Our free exhibit is on the 3rd floor of the Victoria College [Read More...]

Taking Toronto's Healthcare History

The history of healthcare in Toronto covers an array of professions and subjects. It is preserved in a vast number of objects and documents. This exhibit offers a glimpse into Toronto’s medical past and presents a sample of objects from across the medical spectrum from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These items have been contributed by several university collections: the Fisher Rare Book Library, the University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection, and the collection of the Medical Alumni Association.