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The benefits of creating on online project

Planning an online project this year? If you are a museum or heritage organization, here are some of the many reasons to consider developing a project with support from Digital Museums Canada.

Create dynamic user experiences

Example: In the project Living Traditions: The Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch on the Northwest Coast by the U'mista Cultural Society visitors can take a virtual tour of The potlatch gallery and zoom in on key objects, and access videos, audio recordings and texts.

Do something that would not be possible in the physical world

Example: The Virtual tour of the Monastery of the Ursulines of Québec by the Pôle culturel des Ursulines gives access to to places otherwise impossible to visit the private residence of the nuns.

Share collections and stories widely

Example: With The Loss of the SS Florizel, the Admiralty House Communications Museum shares the story of a 1918 shipwreck to people all over the world, including local audiences.

Preserving history, heritage and culture

Among DMC’s funded projects there are many examples. They may about shedding light on an endangered language, traditional skills or a little-known story. A recent example is Top Secret War: London Ontario’s Hidden Radar History.

Highlight new research

Example: Seeking the Origins of Pointe-aux-Outardes: On the Trail of the First Inhabitants by Archéo-Mamu Côte-Nord focused on recent archaeological research conducted by the organization’s team with the help of students, volunteers and local Innu people.

Digitizing some of the collection

Example: The Jardin de Métis’ project Touring the Gaspé Peninsula: The History of an Epic Road Trip showcases the organization’s digitized documentary collection which tells the story of the Gaspé Tour.