EIGHT: Arrival

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh Dicks Three people. 62 photographs. Twelve days. 3,550 miles.  Santa Barbara to Ottawa. We’re here … Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. Opposing Forces Exhibition Launch and Artist Talk | Thursday August 2, 7-9pm Come meet the artist, Brett Leigh Dicks, and learn about his collection of photographs on display in the Diefenbunker’s Vault. You’ll also be the first to … Continue reading EIGHT: Arrival

Spy Camp Week 1: The Art of Espionage

The first week of Spy Camp was a blast! Our Spies-in-Training sharpened their espionage skills. This included: mastering obstacle courses learning Morse Code becoming skilled at how to properly disguise yourself when on a mission, and they even constructed a cardboard model robot hand! All their sleuthing culminated with the successful capture and consequent trial of the rogue Agent X. We’d love to train your … Continue reading Spy Camp Week 1: The Art of Espionage

Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director

The Diefenbunker team is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine McGuire as our new Executive Director for the museum. Christine has more than 13 years of experience in the museum and heritage sector here in Ottawa. Throughout her career, Christine has brought her creativity, drive and passion to redefining exhibitions and enhancing audience engagement. She is known for pushing the boundaries of experiential exhibitions … Continue reading Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director

Father’s Day By: Julie Beun It’s not top secret and won’t involve any real commandos, but Operation Father’s Day will see the Diefenbunker overrun with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and some of the rarest Cold War vehicles ever seen. Aimed at both raising money for the Cold War museum and the Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the event will also feature an unprecedented display … Continue reading

Installing “To warn other Canadians”

With over 100 artworks to hang, we have been very busy at the Diefenbunker installing our inaugural artist-in-residence exhibition in preparation for its launch on Saturday, April 26th. To warn other Canadians is the outcome of Gatineau-based artist Gail Bourgeois’ six month artist residency at the Diefenbunker. During this time, Gail was given exclusive access to the100 000 sq. ft. bunker, the museum collection and … Continue reading Installing “To warn other Canadians”

Spring is in the air – even underground!

The Diefenbunker started off strong in 2014 with a new website, new initiatives and a new vision for the year. Winter escaped us underground, and now – Spring has sprung and we’re sprouting new events like the grass above. April will close with a clever Easter Egg Hunt in our 100,000 sq/ft venue (talk about rewarding when you find the golden [chocolate] eggs!) on Saturday … Continue reading Spring is in the air – even underground!