Approved Proposals

Virtual Exhibits Approved Projects (2016)

Note: Some titles are subject to change

British Columbia Totems: A Diversity of Voices

Royal British Columbia Museum

The Royal BC Museum and Archives is home to one of Canada’s largest collections of totem poles. This exceptional resource will make accessible hundreds of totems carved from argillite — a dense, black shale reserved for the exclusive use of Haida carvers — as well as the many wooden poles displayed both inside the Museum and across its grounds. As well, this site will also make accessible the First Nations voices, the stories and the traditions that accompany the totem poles.

Buildings Past: Our Architectural Heritage

Heritage Winnipeg

This exhibit introduces the building traditions in Manitoba over the past 150 years — building styles that are found across Canada. In addition to providing visitors with the tools they need to identify architectural styles and their impact on local history, the website includes an upload feature where visitors can share their favourite structures.

Dive into the Bay of Fundy

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Join scientists to explore the fascinating undersea world of the Quoddy region in the Bay of Fundy, where the ocean is forced past islands, shoals and underwater ledges to produce the highest tides in the world. Visitors will also enjoy a rare opportunity to learn more about this internationally significant marine ecosystem and its abundant sea life.

Irish Famine Migrant Stories in Ontario

Ireland Park Foundation

Learn more about one of Canada’s first immigrant crises, and the compassion of those who welcomed the new arrivals to our shores. Eyewitness accounts of the 1847 influx of Irish immigrants, fleeing famine in their homeland, will be supplemented by the personal stories of some of the migrants and their descendants, as well as those of their Canadian caregivers.

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Immerse yourself in the sounds and visual world of Leonard Cohen and explore the major themes in his work while discovering artists he inspired and works from the MAC’s collection. The exhibition will look at this Canadian cultural icon who left a lasting impression and how he influenced countless artists from all disciplines generations and backgrounds.

Navigation on the St. Lawrence


Relive the fascinating history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River, the “water route” taken by First Nations, followed by Europeans and Canadians. The exhibition will also highlight the wealth of ingenuity displayed by Canadians in the 19th and 20th centuries, attracting attention throughout the world.

The Art of Ozias Leduc: Between Heaven and Earth

Musée des beaux-arts Mont-Saint-Hilaire

Inspired mainly by nature, local legends and spirituality, the paintings of Ozias Leduc (1864–1955) had a profound impact on Canadian art in the 20th century. This exhibition will help you discover the artist, and especially the importance of his family members, friends and parish as subjects and sources of inspiration.

The Great War in Translation

The Military Museums Library and Archive

Explore how the transformation in popular media from print to digital has impacted how we cover, communicate, and talk about war over the past 100 years. Create new content by translating historical material, such as propaganda pamphlets and war art, into new-media formats. The site will feature many examples of transformed media where historians and curators translate and juxtapose First World War documents with contemporary social media versions of the same content.

Western Arctic Ethnobotanical Garden

Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College

Take a virtual tour of the unique Western Arctic Ethnobotanical Garden, which showcases local plants and their traditional uses. As you navigate the garden in this interactive walk-through, you will learn about each species and its cultural significance. The garden features 25 species of plants from a variety of arctic habitats, preserving a treasure trove of traditional knowledge and terminology.

Writing Wrongs: Japanese-Canadian Protest Letters from the 1940s

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

This moving collection of more than 300 recently discovered letters of protest bring to life the story of Japanese-Canadian internment and dispossession during the Second World War. This outstanding archive reflects extreme hardship and injustice, vividly evoking the emotion and helplessness of displaced people the world over.