As a research scientist and curator for the Canadian Museum of Nature, David worked on temporary, travelling and permanent exhibits. He was the scientific advisor for six major exhibits at CMN. Recently David designed an interactive video unit on animal behaviour for the temporary gallery, Arctic Odyssey, and in 2008 was scientific advisor for the CMN’s new walk-through Arctic diorama.
David is currently guest curator for an exhibit on The Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1918 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization to open in May 2011. The exhibit focuses on the people and technology of the Expedition and demonstrates its impact on Canadian science, sovereignty, and settlement in the Arctic.
In 1998 David was guest curator for the CMC exhibition, Glass Works, The Story of Glass and Glass-making in Canada. He was responsible for all research, writing, artifact selection and layout.
Sally was co-writer for the exhibit Operation Morning Light at the Museum of Science and Technology, and wrote an exhibit brochure for the renewable resources exhibit at Natural Resources Canada.
David was the curator for the Virtual Museum of Canada/Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) virtual exhibition on the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918, Northern People, Northern Knowledge completed in 2007.
Based on his ten-year field research on Arctic hares, David curated a virtual museum exhibition on the Arctic hare in 2002, Ukaliq, the Arctic Hare for the Virtual Museum of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
David also contributed to the CMC virtual exhibit: Playing Through, a Brief History of Golf in Canada