Month: April 2019

Field to Flight: New Exhibit

Admiralty House Communications Museum has a new exhibit “Field to Flight” that will be on display from May 13 to August 31, 2019, at the Annex, located next door to Admiralty House in Mount Pearl.

In September 1913, flying was very new, very risky, and very exciting. Records were made, then broken. No one had ever flown across the Atlantic nonstop. Lord Northcliffe, the owner of Britain’s Daily Mail, wanted to change that with a contest. Many teams were ready to try in 1914—then the Great War broke out and the contest was put on hold. In November 1918, just three days after the Armistice, the race was back on. The right departure point would be key. For a few exciting weeks in the spring of 1919, the teams set themselves up here in Newfoundland. 

2019 marks a century since the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic and Admiralty House is creating a new exhibit titled “Field to Flight”. The exhibit will highlight some of the major players of a historic race and feature Margaret Carter, a St. John’s women and her perspective on the race.

“Field to Flight” will be open to the public starting May 13, 2019, at 7 pm at the Annex. The exhibit will feature artifacts connected to the race and Ace Academy: Flight Experience, an educational and inspirational traveling interactive, produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation.

WORKSHOP: Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

co-sponsored workshop from

The Canadian Conservation Institute

Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

Dates: June 19-20, 2019

Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit

Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)

Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.

This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand the interactions between products and objects
  • select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
  • understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
  • verify information or test products for compatibility with objects


  • Principles of interaction between object and products
  • Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
  • Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
  • Textiles
  • Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
  • Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
  • Spot tests
  • Internet search

Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180

Non-members: $205

Enrollment limits:  Minimum 10, maximum 25


For more information or to register, contact:

Mary Ellen Wright

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

Telephone: 709-726-2867