Twenty-three new digital exhibits supported by the Virtual Museum of Canada

June 13, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, June 13, 2018 — The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) is proud to announce funding for 23 new online exhibits. The VMC invests in cutting-edge, immersive and community-focused digital projects initiated by museums and heritage organizations throughout the country. This year, exhibit topics range from music history in “the 6ix,” to a pipeline dilemma in the 1970s, to the international 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver.

“The Virtual Museum of Canada provides visitors with rich and engaging online content,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History. “In supporting the creation of online products like large-scale virtual exhibits and smaller, community-based stories, the VMC serves as a key museological resource in our ever-evolving digital world. Moreover, it helps organizations to make their content more accessible and to reach new audiences.”

Each project receives support through one of two investment streams. Virtual Exhibits helps museums and heritage organizations develop medium- to large-scale online content exploring Canadian history, heritage and culture. Community Stories helps smaller institutions work with local communities to share important regional stories.

Presented in a range of styles and produced by institutions across the country, these new projects offer unique and compelling content, including small-town and family histories, fossils, cinema, music, cultural traditions and local landmarks.

Once completed, these projects will be accessible on the VMC website (virtualmuseum.ca).

The VMC’s next Call for Proposals will open on June 20. Eligible organizations are invited to submit a proposal for funding under the Virtual Exhibits Investment program to assist them to create an online product.

The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

With more than 500 virtual exhibits, the Virtual Museum of Canada is the largest source of online content and experiences from large and small Canadian museums and heritage organizations. These online exhibits explore history, culture, science and the arts, and feature fascinating stories and treasures from communities across the country.

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The 23 approved projects are listed below.

Media contact:
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169
Email: stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca

Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Programs

APPROVED PROJECTS

Note: Some titles are subject to change

Virtual Exhibits

https://vmc.historymuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits-investment-program/approved-proposals/

Community Stories

https://vmc.historymuseum.ca/community-stories-program/approved-proposals/