During the 10th anniversary of International Museum Week (June 5 – 11) that celebrates a decade of honouring museums worldwide, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) is thrilled to announce the launch of a series of digitized exhibits.
The BCM&CC is proud to offer a virtual journey through past exhibits, showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of Bruce County and extending this history beyond geographical boundaries.
Work to make these exhibits available online was made possible by local Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) student Grace McGillivray. As part of the co-operative education placement, Grace, under the guidance of Museum Exhibition Designer, Chris Irvine, created the newly digitized exhibits including Made in Bruce, Farm Fresh, Open Doorways, and River Mouth Speaks.
Visitors to the Museum’s website brucemuseum.ca can now delve further into past exhibits online to witness the pioneering spirit of Bruce County’s settlers, see the impact of Indigenous culture, marvel at the evolution of local industries and innovations, and gain a deeper understanding of our shared heritage.
“Through the power of digital technology, this project brings the museum experience directly to the homes and screens of our online visitors,” says BCM&CC Director Cathy McGirr. “Work to expand our virtual exhibits on the Bruce Museum website is ongoing and represents the Museum’s ongoing commitment to engaging underserved audiences and connecting people through storytelling, not just with in-person experiences, but also through digital outreach.”
About the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre offers adult and children’s programming, special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. Our mandate is to preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Bruce County.
MuseumWeek is an annual event that takes place on social media, with the goal of promoting museums and cultural institutions around the world. Since 2014, MuseumWeek has grown to include over 60,000 participants from 100+ countries. It has become the official international week of museums, backed by UNESCO.