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Big Debate over Big Data in Museums

November 2016

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Data mining is increasingly being used within museums in order to collect information about guests. In the same way that Big Data is used in retail settings to monitor customer behaviour so that the retail environment can be modified in a way that increases sales, museums are turning to visitor data in order to discover details such as which collection items attract the most attention.

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CHIN Employees Receive Innovation Award

November 2016

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On June 16th, 2016, employees of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and Canadian Heritage and received an Innovation Award, which is awarded to individuals within the Department who have tried something new or different in pursuit of improvement.

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The Royal Alberta Museum Is Replacing Its Billboards with Video Walls

November 2016

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The Royal Alberta Museum has a new way of advertising its exhibits and events: a new two-wall, high definition LED screen will be wrapped around the exterior of the museum.

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CHIN’s TechWatch: Fall 2016

November 2016

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This fall, the Canadian Heritage Information Network’s (CHIN) TechWatch would like to highlight two recently released reports that showcase promising, emerging or lasting technologies and their impact on museums.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the April 2017 Issue

November 2016

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You have until Monday, December 19, 2016 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the April issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Want to Own a Realistic Looking Van Gogh or a Monet?

October 2016

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3D re-creations of some of the most renowned paintings from the National Gallery of Canada will now be available for purchase. Verus Art, a United States-based company that uses proprietary 3D printing and scanning technology to re-create fine art paintings, recently entered into its first museum collaboration with the National Gallery.

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Canadian Artists Receive Grants to Create 3D Art

October 2016

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Ryerson University and Think2Thing, a Toronto-based 3D printing workshop, recently awarded two Canadian artists $50,000 dollar grants through the Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund.

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