Digital Museums Canada announces 29 new projects

June 15, 2021

Gatineau, Quebec, June 15, 2021 — Digital Museums Canada (DMC) is pleased to announce it is investing in 29 new online projects approved through the 2020 call for proposals. This annual program provides Canadian museums and heritage organizations with funding and support to create inspiring online experiences to share with people everywhere.

The variety of selected projects is impressive. Online visitors will be able to hear the stories of Black Loyalists in New Brunswick; follow an interactive map to learn about the Tlicho people of the Northwest Territories; explore folk and contemporary art of the Prairie provinces; or discover the tasty seafood of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Interest in DMC’s 2020 call for proposals was record-breaking. In total, DMC received 42 proposals in the Medium and Large investment streams and 35 in the Small stream. A robust, competitive process resulted in the final 29 projects.

“Through these investments, we are supporting the creation of rich and engaging online experiences for Canadians, while building digital capacity in the museum and heritage organizations that we support,” said Megan Richardson, Director of Digital Museums Canada.

Digital Museums Canada evolved from the Virtual Museum of Canada, announcing its mission and brand on a new website in December 2020. It offers eligible organizations funding, expert guidance and user-friendly tools that will enhance their ability to create online projects, such as virtual exhibits, virtual tours, online games, web apps, educational resources and more.

“These are multi-year projects that require significant effort,” Richardson said. “We are there to support the process, modelling best practices and guiding organizations as they build their online projects, enhance their digital skills, and explore new and exciting ways of telling stories.”

DMC is the largest funding program in Canada dedicated to supporting online projects created by the Canadian museum and heritage community. It has streamlined its application process and provides step-by-step assistance to applicants.

The next DMC call for proposals opens on Wednesday, June 16.

See the list of approved projects:

Medium and Large investment streams

Small investment stream

Managed by the Canadian Museum of History, Digital Museums Canada is a federally funded investment program that invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere.

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 Media contact:

Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of History
Telephone: 613-850-3329