Tour Canada From Home
As much as we want to, not everyone is able to take a vacation this summer. However, we can still explore Canada’s museums from the comfort of home with Digital Museums Canada.
This website consolidates virtual museum exhibits from all corners of Canada. These exhibits focus on topics including art, culture, heritage, history, Indigeneity, industry, media, military, nature, science, sports – something for everyone!
The exhibits available at these virtual museums are not only available online, but they are best experienced online. There are many museums with virtual interactions, including games, immersive experiences, virtual exhibitions, and videos.
There are exhibits for people of all ages, which makes Canada Digital Museums a great way to keep the kids entertained during these long summer months. Right now, there are three projects based in Calgary: one with the Leighton Art Centre, one with the Lougheed House, and one with the Firefighters Museum of Calgary. These projects are a great way to teach people across Canada and around the world about the amazing history of our city and our province. Since we are lucky enough to live in Calgary, you even have the opportunity to compare the online exhibits to the real thing.
Digital Museums Canada is the largest funding program in Canada dedicated to online projects by the museum and heritage community. The program provides investments of $15,000 to $250,000 for online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations that help these organizations engage with their audiences in innovative and interesting ways. There are periodic opportunities to apply for this funding, and you can find that information on the website.
Digital Museums Canada can be found online at www.digitalmuseums.ca.
I hope you take advantage of this resource to learn more about Canada from the comfort of your home.