Approved Proposals

Description of Proposals as Approved (2001)

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The garden is a 'living museum,' and this production by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden will communicate the multi-sensual experience it offers, while promoting a greater knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture and history.

A Sunken Ship's Tale... The Game

$ 127,950

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(RETIRED on October 11, 2011) The Pointe-à-Callière Museum is creating a game that will show how archaeology enables us to change or clarify our perceptions of historical events. Featuring audio, video and animation, this interactive production will be of particular interest to younger audiences.

Armoured Warrior

$ 50,000

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This interactive game by the Canadian War Museum will allow you to imagine the perils faced by a Canadian tank crew in the final days of the Falaise campaign of August 1944. You will assume the role of tank commander and make decisions that will determine the outcome of the mission.

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This Maison Saint-Gabriel production will feature paintings from the French Regime period, with a focus on the works of Pierre LeBer. Other artists will include Bercy, Delfosse, Dolci, Dulongpré, Falardeau, Hamel, Plamondon and Raphael, as well as Sister Jeanne LeBer.

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The Textile Museum of Canada and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art will present textiles and ceramics spanning four thousand years. In addition to insightful descriptions, the production will feature sights and sounds from Mexico and Central and South America.

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Fort Selkirk was for centuries an important meeting and trading venue, before and after the arrival of the Europeans. You will discover photographs, maps, documentation, film footage and oral history recordings that capture the essence of this historic site on the Yukon River.

Getting Better

$ 104,800

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This is a hospital where kids are encouraged to roam! A collaboration between the University Health Network Artifact Collection and the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the project brings a 20th century hospital to life through a hypothetical and multi-layered model.

Growing Up in Guelph Virtual Children's Museum

$ 54,575

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(RETIRED on February 14, 2008.) Inspired by the children's museum housed in the Guelph Civic Museum, this online attraction will offer an interactive, 'minds-on' experience. Kids of all ages will experience Guelph's history from environmental, multi-linguistic and multi-cultural perspectives.

Hands On!

$ 25,250

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The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is drawing on seven decades of creative expression to illustrate how handcrafts reflect the evolution of Canada's identity. You will listen to the stories of Crafts Guild of Manitoba members, learn techniques, and interact with artists and craftspeople.

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Using the collection of Holman prints and drawings, as well as video documentation from a recent research trip, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is creating an interactive resource that enhances the featured art with information about its Inuit creators, their home and their culture.

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Captain J.E. Bernier's northern expeditions are important to Canada's past, as they helped establish the North as Canadian territory. The experiences of Bernier, his team, and the people of the North mark the beginning of a great history and great discoveries. Produced by the Musée Maritime du Québec.

Kidzone

$ 89,260

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KidZone will revolve around 20 concepts that provide youth with curriculum-based pathways for learning. The University of Alberta is creating games, puzzles and interactive experiences that draw from the many treasures found within its museums and collections.

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You will be able to explore Maison Saint-Gabriel, a 17th century historic site, through interactive models, video and special effects. An animated character will be your guide, explaining the connection between the house's former residents and the objects currently on display.

Maxwell Bates: Artist, Architect, Writer

$ 25,000

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(RETIRED on September 3, 2013) The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is putting together an educational exhibit on 20th century Canadian artist, architect and writer, Maxwell Bates (1906-1980). The project includes information on his art; his writings on art; and his architectural works in Britain and in Calgary, Alberta.

Milestones and Memories

$ 14,675

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(RETIRED on March 4, 2013) Based on the Milestones and Memories exhibit at the Costume Museum of Canada, this 3D production will invite you to experience the last century through the eyes of a rural Manitoba woman. You will be able to listen to the stories behind the items displayed.

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Led by New Brunswick's Heritage Branch, several of the province's museums are using the Web to weave artifacts together with student projects, educational activities, and panoramas of historic locations. You will discover the province's distinct heritage and unique contributions to Canada.

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The Mounties were pivotal to this nation's development, and have long been a symbol of Canada. A Tradition in Scarlet, produced by the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives, will examine the history of the North West Mounted Police, from its earliest beginnings, through its establishment in 1920 as a national police force, to its legacy today.

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This exhibit will present the people and wildlife of the western Arctic as they were seen by the different members of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918. Produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it will focus on areas now preserved as parks and heritage sites.

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Between 1947 and 1949, 1,123 Jewish orphans - their parents victims of the Holocaust - were brought to Canada. The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre will use artifacts and personal narratives to tell their stories, and explore the event's resonance for contemporary Canada.

Pelee Island/Middle Island: How did we get to this millennium?

$ 77,362

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Pelee and Middle Islands are Canada's southernmost points of land. Windsor's Community Museum, in collaboration with the Windsor Public Library, is developing a site that explores the evolution of these two islands, and the interplay between nature and human beings

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Five archival and museum collections, led by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, are gathering L.M. Montgomery's personal scrapbooks and book covers online. These materials reveal her fascination with images and their explicit and implied stories.

Qu'appelle: Past/Present/Future

$ 134,300

Spring 2003

(RETIRED) This project will discuss the past, present and future of the Qu'Appelle Valley. Developed by the Mendel Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, it will explore the Qu'Appelle's formation as a glacial valley and successive waves of human habitation.

Rock'n Metal

$ 111,869

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A virtual exhibit by the Musée de la civilisation that will explain the importance of mining in Canada's economic development, and recount the human adventures and tragedies surrounding the industry. The exhibit includes games, a virtual catalogue and a forum area.

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Prepare to see, hear and feel the Saguenay fjord as if you were there, thanks to the Musée du Fjord! This fascinating online production will lead you to explore this unique and complex ecosystem in ways that would never be possible within the boundaries of a typical exhibit hall.

SeasideLive - marine ecology and related issues

$ 209,800

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(RETIRED on March 31, 2013) The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, along with the Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative, the Ecology Action Centre and Clean Nova Scotia, are putting together an interactive site presenting and encouraging informed thinking about coastal issues and the creatures that inhabit the sea.

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You will discover some sixty musical instruments from around the world in this collection from the Laboratoire de recherche sur les musiques du monde (LRMM) de l'Université de Montréal. The exhibit will include informative video, captivating 2D and 3D animation, and fun interactive games.

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A complement to an upcoming travelling exhibit by the Old Log Church Museum, this online production will introduce you to Bishop Isaac and Sadie Stringer, Anglican Church missionaries who worked in the North. The project's focus is their work on Herschel Island from 1897 to 1901.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Medi-Centre

$ 141,950

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(RETIRED March 31, 2013) Geared towards students from ages 10 to 19, the Medi-Centre will showcase the many accomplishments of Canada's medical scientists. You will learn about different and fascinating areas of scientific research through games, quizzes, interesting facts and human insights.

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The Windsor's Community Museum reveals the great engineering feat that was the Fleetway Tunnel. The production will include behind-the-scenes video, including images of the tunnel's opening. Watch for an animated 3D version of the tunnel construction by local college students.

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For centuries the Inuvialuit have lived off the land. In this exhibit, developed by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, you will join Nuligak on a journey along the Arctic coast to investigate the region's important place names and the stories that go with them.

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A landmark event for Alberta's First Nations, Treaty #8 was signed on June 21, 1899. Led by the Heritage Community Foundation and based on an exhibit by the Spirit of the Peace Museums Network, the project will examine relations between First Nations, Métis and Canadians at Large.

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On October 1, 2000, the Museum of Anthropology and the Haida Nation raised a totem pole in honour of the legendary Bill Reid. The virtual exhibit will lead you through the carving of the pole, feature a videotaped interview with its creator, Jim Hart, and document the pole-raising celebrations.

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The Kwak'wala-speaking people of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia are known for the beautiful masks their artists create. This exhibit tells of the story and purpose behind the masks, and will showcase those belonging to the U'mista Cultural Centre's Potlatch Collection.

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Developed by the Heritage Community Foundation and the Central Alberta Regional Museums Network, this exhibit will reveal the lives of prairie women in central Alberta. Learn about the roles these women played, from raising a family and serving a community to building a province and nation.

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The Allen Sapp Gallery is preparing an online invitation to discover the artist and his work - the only comprehensive visual record of the Cree people's experience with early reserve life. Sapp's work will be combined with the memories of Elders, storytelling, and interview footage.

Toys & Games

$ 151,497

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More than a mere representation of a child's imaginary world, toys illustrate actual events and reflect a society's inventiveness. This virtual exhibit by the Musée de la civilisation will show how toys and games, through miniaturization and imitation, document society's evolution.

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You will explore trace fossils in Eastern Canada under the knowledgeable guidance of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Animated re-creations will provide a glimpse into the workings of a palaeontological mind! Online educational activities will be included.

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This exhibit by the McCord Museum of Canadian History will allow you to explore moments of everyday life through about 70 photographs of Montreal scenes, past and present, taken from the same standpoint, in the same season, and at the same time of day approximately 100 years apart.