Transformation: Building a New Museum and Collections/Conservation/Research Facility at Ingenium
David Pantalony is Curator of Physical Sciences and Medicine at Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation.
He specializes in the history of scientific instruments, with an active research interest in material culture, collection history and provenance. David was recently the lead curator for the Science and Medicine Gallery in the new Canada Science and Technology Museum. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of History, University of Ottawa, where he teaches a collections-based seminar. David was also recently appointed at Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies, where the UOttawa and Ingenium are partnering on an International Indigenous astronomy symposium and exhibition.
David holds a PhD in the history of science from the University of Toronto (2002). He has held curator positions at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, as well as the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis. In 2019, David was a visiting scholar with the Epistemes of Acoustics group at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin where he was studying collections throughout Germany. In 2012 David won the Paul Bunge Book Prize for his book Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris.