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Collingwood Historical Photographs Available to International Audience
From May to November 2010, a graduate from the Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Leicester with a BA in Archaeology and a MA in Museum Studies was employed at the Collingwood Museum thanks to a successful grant from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Museums and Technology Fund. The Collingwood Museum received $14,500 to assist in funding Say Smile: The Digitization of the Collingwood Museum Collection. During the 6 month project, the Collections Management Assistant scanned and entered 1040 photographs and postcards into Past Perfect. Twenty-nine images have been uploaded to Artefacts Canada, a government operated website that enables museums and like institutions across Canada to share information and increase community visitorship. To view these images, simply go to http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/artefact/index-eng.jsp, click on Search Artefacts, then Image Contributors, then Collingwood Museum. Beautiful images of Hurontario Street’s businesses and buildings await you. The Museum is already experiencing the benefits of the Collections Management Assistants outstanding work, as an increased number of images are available for reproduction and promotional purposes. Selections of scans are currently being featured in the Whiskey and Wickedness Historical Portraits of Collingwood Hotels in the Hall Gallery at The Tremont 80 Simcoe Street Collingwood.