Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) received by the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC).

  1. What is the Virtual Museum of Canada?
  2. Who provides content to the Virtual Museum of Canada?
  3. Can I use the images in the Virtual Museum of Canada for my own personal use?
  4. Does the Virtual Museum of Canada have any lesson plans?
  5. How can I get in touch with the Virtual Museum of Canada?

 

1. What is the Virtual Museum of Canada?

The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) showcases a rich collection of Canadian heritage online. The VMC celebrates stories and treasures entrusted to Canadian museums and shares them in innovative and dynamic ways.

Launched in March 2001, the VMC has gained much national and international attention. Visitors from home and abroad have made more than 34 million visits to the VMC.

 

2. Who provides content to the Virtual Museum of Canada?

The VMC provides each visitor with a unique and fulfilling visit. This is due to a rich and diverse content provided by many collaborators. These include close to 1,600 museums, other government agencies, educational institutions, and the private sector.

 

3. Can I use the images in the Virtual Museum of Canada for my own personal use?

Individuals are not allowed to use the images for their own use. All of the images found within the VMC have been provided by museums. Therefore, the contributing museum owns the copyright. To obtain more information on the copyright of images, you can contact the contributing institution for the image(s) of interest. Below each image, you will find the artist's name, the contributing museum, and the copyright information. Clicking on the desired image will enlarge it. Contacting the contributing museum will allow you to obtain more information on how to obtain the necessary rights for this image.

 

4. Does the Virtual Museum of Canada have any lesson plans?

A variety of lesson plans and learning resources are available in the VMC. These have been developed by Canadian museums and organizations to help develop learning and classroom activities. Consult the Teachers' Centre section for more information.

 

5. How can I get in touch with the Virtual Museum of Canada?

You can email us at infovmc@historymuseum.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!