During a panel session at the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) 2012 conference last month, the Textile Museum of Canada presented their novel approach for engaging younger audiences through their online initiatives. Their participatory project Social Fabric focused on the text, image and video reactions of its visitors, above and beyond the digitized artefacts themselves. Through their experience with teen visitors, the venue offered an avenue of self-expression for those who might not normally be vocal. The Museum has a long-standing history of producing high-quality Web resources, all of which may be found in the Online Projects section of their website.
From the Web, the Museum will also soon be going mobile. Their upcoming project TXTilecity features an interactive map and mobile app for Toronto explorers.