Canada’s Science and Technology Museum is partnering with the Google Cultural Institute to create a comprehensive new virtual exhibit entitled Cycling: The Evolution of an Experience, 1818-1900. The virtual exhibit will showcase the museum’s extensive collection as it relates to the history of cycling, making the artefacts available to all through the Google Cultural Institute’s online multimedia platform.
In April 2015, the Google Cultural Institute announced a novel feature was being added to its Art Project: the ability to view certain objects in 3D space. A total of 300 artefacts were initially offered as part of this pilot project.
Crowdsourcing tasks have the ability to produce a final product that is stronger and more complete. Museums and other organisations looking to use crowdsourcing in the completion of their projects may be wondering what tools are available to do this.
You have until Monday, December 14, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the April issue of Canadian Geographic magazine. So far, about a dozen Canadian institutions have been featured in the magazine as part of the What’s This? initiative.
The latest update from Parks Canada includes the addition of several new records, the removal of one record, and changes to six records to correct typos and to change some object naming terms in Category 05, Tools and Equipment (T&E) for Science and Technology.
A new feature has been added to Artefacts Canada, allowing users to navigate to a contributor’s website and social media accounts directly from the artefact page. These links have been added to artefact descriptions and point visitors to the institution’s home page, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.
The aim of this Collections Trust guide is to set out a proposed methodology by which digital asset management can be integrated alongside the existing curatorial and management functions of the organisation to ensure that they are widely adopted and sustained as a core element of practice.