Digital Museums Canada Decommissions the Virtual Museum of Canada Website
In 2020, Digital Museums Canada (DMC) evolved out of the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC), changing its investment program from a public facing portal for virtual exhibits that it funded to one that invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with their audiences.
With this new direction, Digital Museums Canada has made the decision to decommission The Virtual Museum of Canada website (virtualmuseum.ca), including the Virtual Exhibits and the Teachers’ Centre portals.
Considerations around the decision to decommission the VMC website include:
- Outdated user experiences and content
- Security risks
- Degraded technology
- Lapsed copyright and contracts
Recent projects and Community Stories
DMC-funded projects launched in the last five years can be viewed on the new website.
All Community Stories projects (formerly Community Memories) continue to be hosted by DMC on the Canadian Museum of History’s servers and are accessed as a collection on the DMC website (under Community Stories collection).
Learn more about the largest funding program in Canada dedicated to online projects by the museum and heritage community.