Dear Vincent, 1983
Collection of Joe Fafard, Artist
Artefact from the exhibit Joe Fafard organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Because enhancing the visitor experience is part of our members' daily work, we support them in exploring new opportunities.
"Such experimentation may sometimes yield outstanding results, such as the creation of the Joe Fafard 3D virtual visit." Danielle Boily, Manager of the Portals Management & Design team, CHIN
"I am blown away and amazed at the quality and superior production you have done." Joe Fafard, Artist
Challenges Faced by Members
Virtual Exhibit: Joe Fafard at the National Gallery of Canada
What if exhibits found in Canadian museums could live on beyond their scheduled runs? This may not be as impossible as it sounds. Through the use of digitization techniques, it is now possible to recreate the enhancement experience of art works as realistically as possible, and exhibits can live on despite their transitory nature.
Virtual Exhibit: Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making
To provide a fresh look online at works by artist Joe Fafard, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada and the Virtual Museum of Canada have collaborated on an innovative project involving the digitization of artefacts in 3D. Going beyond plain photos, such digitized works can be looked at from every angle, thus enabling heritage institutions to share their treasures online and visitors to enjoy a museum experience on the Web.
Online Resource: Professional Exchange
Through such collaborative projects, CHIN places at the disposal of museums tools and resources to help them learn more about the principles of digitization. Exhibits such as Joe Fafard at the National Gallery of Canada and Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making, as well as the McCord Museum interactive station and the 3D reconstruction of a Thule Whalebone House at the Glenbow Museum, are also concrete examples of the potential for creation and dissemination offered by technology.
Tools and ResourcesProfessional Exchange
- Online resource: Digitization
- Virtual exhibit: Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making
- Virtual exhibit: Joe Fafard at the National Gallery of Canada
- Virtual exhibit: Thule Whalebone House
- Video: McCord Museum interactive station