Virtual Exhibits Projects Supported for Investment in 2016
Archaeo-Saga: The Original People of the Eastern Townships
Archaeo-Saga showcases exciting new archaeological discoveries that are making it possible to study Quebec’s earliest peoples, who arrived in the province some 12,000 years ago. The exhibit features a wealth of information that is sure to interest general audiences, as well as experts and educators alike.
Cape Breton Island in Service: Nurses and Tunnellers During the First World War
Explore Canada’s involvement in the First World War through the lives and stories of the Cape Breton nurses who treated the sick and wounded in field hospitals, as well as the stories of coal miners who worked as tunnellers overseas. Packed with original archival content, this dynamic and interactive experience is presented in a graphic-narrative style and includes a field hospital re-enactment.
Francophone Life in the Capital, 1867–2017
Explore the little-known Francophone history of Ottawa in this exhibit. Through 50 events, both large and small, well-known experts reflect upon the dreams, desires and prominence of Ottawa’s Francophone community. This series of events is supported by a unique collection of images, text, sound recordings and film clips.
From Vimy to Juno
In anticipation of the Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 and the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, From Vimy to Juno will bring two nation-defining events to life for a new generation. This large-scale interactive exhibition explores Canada’s role on the world stage from 1914 to 1945 through a rich and immersive virtual environment.
Enjoy a dynamic virtual encounter with Quebec’s Indigenous and Inuit communities. Aboriginal youth invite visitors into their communities to show their special gathering places, some significant life moments and their favorite cultural activities. A warm, festive and immersive interaction within a cultural milieu whose roots date back thousands of years.
Partners in Design: Understand/Discover/Explore
In the late 1920s, two young curators discovered “modern” in Europe and the world changed forever. Partners in Design uses the power of digital experiences to tell the story of Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson and to engage visitors in a conversation about how design affects their lives every day. The experience includes an interactive activity helping visitors to assess the quality of design in their own environments.
Photostories Canada, 1955–1971
This exhibition will feature images created by some of Canada’s foremost photographers. These unique pictures from the National Film Board’s Still Photography Division reflect an essential chapter in the history and practice of documentary photography in Canada and are an important part of Canada’s visual arts heritage.
Sanaunguabik (The Place Where Things Are Made)
Sanaunguabik (The Place Where Things Are Made) is the Inuit name for the print shop in Cape Dorset, where drawings were transformed into prints for sale in the South. In 1992, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset transferred 100,000 drawings and prints to the McMichael Collection in Ontario for preservation and accessibility. This unique exhibit will give Inuit artists, youth and elders a platform to interact with the collection and share their virtual curatorial projects.
Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
Some of Canada’s most intriguing and historically rich artifacts lie at the bottom of the Great Lakes, inaccessible to the average Canadian — until now. In this interactive exhibition, visitors will become virtual archaeologists, diving beneath the waves to explore real Canadian shipwrecks, as they learn more about the art and science of underwater archaeology.
Stories from BC’s Salmon Canneries
Developed in partnership with the North Pacific Cannery and the Canfisco Fishing Company, this exhibit will present fascinating historical information and archival documents related to the salmon-canning industry, along with interactive maps, timelines and a “Build Your Own Cannery” game.
Wilfrid Laurier: Father of Modern Canada
Across Canada, numerous streets, bridges, performance halls and even a university bear Wilfrid Laurier’s name. The likeness of this memorable Prime Minister even appears on Canada’s $5 bill. But what do we really know about this important public figure? Discover the man behind the headlines in this fascinating exhibit.