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Comprehensive Survey of Heritage Institutions Captures a Digital Trend

March 2017

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Canadian Heritage recently released its most recent report on the 2015 Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions. This survey collects financial and operating data from Canada’s heritage institutions, museums, art galleries, archives, historical sites, zoos and botanical gardens.

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Using People Counters to Measure Visitor Engagement

March 2017

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People counters are devices that count the number of people that enter and exit a building or a particular space. For museums, they provide a simpler and more accurate way to measure visitation than, for example, having security guards use clickers.

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You Can Now Turn Your Instagram Photos into a Virtual Museum

March 2017

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Instamuseum, a new application from Sketchfab allows you to turn your Instagram photos into a virtual museum.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the August 2017 Issue

March 2017

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You have until Monday, April 17, 2017 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the August issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Highlights from CHIN’s Collections Management Survey

March 2017

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Last May we invited contacts from approximately 1400 Canadian organizations to complete a collections management survey. The intent of this survey was for CHIN to receive up to date information on the state of collections documentation and digitization in Canadian museums.

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Looking Back on 3 Years of Collaboration with Canadian Geographic

January 2017

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Three years ago, the first issue of Canadian Geographic featuring the ‘What’s This?’ contest hit newsstands. Ever since, this regular series has been a staple in the magazine, which is published on a bimonthly basis by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is proud to be able to partner with this prestigious organisation.

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The Textile Museum of Canada’s Making Makers Project Wins an Award

January 2017

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The Textile Museum of Canada recently received a 2016 Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in the Digital Communities category for its Making Makers project.

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