Get the inside scoop! Fascinating stories about the people and artifacts behind your national human history museum.
When prehistoric Arctic hunters tossed their food scraps in the village refuse heap, little did they dream that someday a zooarchaeologist would use 3-D computer graphics to figure out what they ate for dinner. Stone Age artifacts meet modern technology in the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project.
It’s been two decades since Alex Janvier painted his abstract masterpiece, Morning Star, on the domed ceiling of the Grand Hall. The Canadian Museum of History is celebrating the 20th anniversary with some 21st-century technology: an online, interactive, multimedia experience that tells the story of the exquisite painting, its history and the history it depicts.
Whether it sparks a sense of wonder or dread, there’s no denying that snow has helped shape the Canadian identity. Snow was a relentless challenge that the first European settlers had to adapt to as soon as they arrived in Canada. Thanks to the expertise of the Aboriginal peoples, they learned to live with snow.