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  • Our Web resources can now be accessed through the Museology and conservation section of Canada.ca. The Canadian Heritage Information Network’s (CHIN) home page has also moved to Canada.ca.

News

#52Museums: A different institution every week on social media

June 2016

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The #52Museums Instagram project invites various museums from across the world to contribute to the same Instagram page throughout the year of 2016. For each week in 2016, a different museum takes over the @52Museums Instagram account.

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Game Changers Museum Initiative Explores Innovations in Computer Gaming Technology

June 2016

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A new museum initiative called Game Changers is exploring the changing ways that people interact with computer gaming technology.

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CHIN’s content has moved to Canada.ca!

May 2016

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Canada.ca is the single entry point for all government information and services available online. The website is part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to better serve Canadians.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the December 2016 Issue

May 2016

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You have until Monday, August 8, 2016 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the December issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Pew Research Center: Statistical Report on the increased use of Smartphones and the Internet

April 2016

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The Pew Research Center has recently released a report entitled “Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies”. The report reveals statistics on the rise of smartphone and Internet use across the world.

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A Robot Tour Guide for Museums?

April 2016

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The Haida Gwaii Museum in British Columbia has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History in New York to explore a truly unique way for visitors to experience the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Northwest Coast Indians exhibit. A telepresence robot, named BeamPro SPS, acts as a tour guide, greeting visitors, telling them about the artefacts, answering questions and teaching them about Haida Gwaii culture and traditions.

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Snapchat in Museums

April 2016

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Snapchat is a popular smartphone application predominantly used by the teen and young adult demographic. It allows users to capture photos and short video to which text captions and drawings can be added.

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