The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) launches a new interactive online space, Canada’s Got Treasures! Using YouTube and Flickr, the website invites museums, heritage institutions and people from across the country to upload their photos and videos of objects, artworks, buildings, people or locations that are culturally significant to Canadians. Once uploaded, they will be featured on the Canada’s Got Treasures! VMC website for Canadians to experience and enjoy.
Canada’s Got Treasures! provides an excellent opportunity to showcase and promote the collections of your institution online. Visit http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/treasures and click on the “Upload Your Treasures” button and follow the simple steps.
Each week from May to November 2010, new treasures from our national museums and institutions will be revealed, with an accompanying related quiz to test your knowledge of Canadian history and heritage. These significant holdings, as well as submissions from heritage institutions and Canadians, will also be tracked on an interactive map.
We look forward to seeing your treasures online!
For assistance uploading your photos or videos, or for additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
The Virtual Museum of Canada Team
1.800.520.2446 (Toll Free)
Share Your Treasures with Canada!
From the announcement on the CHIN Web site about its new initiative, Canada's Got Treasures!: