Artefacts Canada, Canada's national inventory of museum collections, provides access to several million records and images from Canadian museums. This resource is used by national and international heritage professionals and by the public to research Canadian cultural collections.

Artefacts Canada contributors may add or update records to this database at any time.

New Contributors

If you are a Canadian organization with automated cultural collections information, we welcome you to become part of this initiative. Join a vast network of more than 500 Canadian heritage institutions located in communities across Canada.

Find out if your organization is eligible, then you can register to be a contributor today.

Existing Contributors: Add or Update

The CHIN Agreement with Contributing Institutions was revised in to reflect recent changes associated with the transfer of the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) to the Canadian Museum of History (CMH). The current agreement [in PDF format* (286 KB)] no longer makes reference to the VMC or to CHIN membership as a prerequisite for contributing to Artefacts Canada. Agreements signed prior to will be deemed to incorporate this change.


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