Oakville Museum introduces digital heritage collections

Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Explore historical artifacts and photographs anytime, anywhere

Oakville Museum is now offering online collections that allow visitors to explore and discover historical objects and photographs at any time of day, and from anywhere.

The digital collections include furnishings, fine arts, tools, costumes and textiles, personal artifacts from the Oakville Museum as well as historical photographs of the community from the town’s Oakville-Trafalgar Archive.

“Providing innovative digital solutions that meet the needs of our growing and changing community is a priority for Council,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We’re pleased to offer this new technology that gives residents greater access to the historical collections that help tell the stories of our town.”

Enabled by the Town of Oakville’s new collections management system and driven by a state-of-the-art technology known as e-Museum, the digital collections currently include a few hundred objects and photographs, with more to be added in the coming months. The platform also makes it possible for members of the public and heritage professionals to create an account and select and share their own collection of favourite objects.

You can visit Oakville Museum in person at Erchless Estate, 8 Navy Street, and at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road.

To explore the online collections visit our the Museum Collections page.