About the pilot project
This website is in line with a pilot project jointly developed by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and the McCord Museum.
This project, to which the following organizations are also taking part: the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), consists of two technological components: an interactive station, hosted by the McCord Museum, as well as a website that duplicates the interactive station’s content.
Taken from a collection of a few objects linked by a common theme, the goal of this partnership is to, first and foremost, experiment with the digitalization of artefacts in three dimensions, and the viewing of these on a contact-free interactive station and in a website. The results of this project will be shared with the Canadian museum community solely through CHIN.
At the McCord Museum, this one-of-a-kind experience is being offered to both young and adults through a contact-free interactive station. The latter allows users to manipulate collection objects without having to touch them! With the simple move of their hand, without even touching the screen, visitors are invited to enlarge and examine, through a magnifying glass, about 10 3D digitalized objects: toys, ancient objects, utility or decorative artefacts, all under the theme of exploration. Pre-defined views of these objects, fact sheets, sound effects, video clips and pertinent images all contribute to the exploration of this innovative multimedia environment.
Simbioz, a company from Montreal that specializes in the development of contact-free interactive technologies, has overseen the production of this interactive station.