Virtual Museum of Canada
With more than 500 virtual exhibits, the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) is the largest source of online content and experiences shared by 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. A wealth of learning resources is also available to teachers.
The VMC helps museums and heritage organizations share their stories and collections online through two investment programs :
- The Virtual Exhibits program is for large multi-year projects.
- The Community Memories program is for smaller local history projects.
Under these two investment programs, eligible applicants are invited to submit proposals to produce digital content. Calls for proposals for new content for each program are normally issued once a year.
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Transfer to the Canadian Museum of History
In 2014, the Federal Government transferred the Virtual Museum of Canada to the Canadian Museum of History. The Museum is proud to have been entrusted with this invaluable resource for the sharing and preservation of information for all Canadians.
The Museum’s mandate is “to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity.” The addition of this program helps the Museum in its mission to raise the profile of Canadian history and culture on the national and international stage. The Museum will continue to work with contributing institutions across the country to build on existing partnerships and create new ones.