Heritage research tools

Discover Canadian and international research tools, including databases, directories and portals containing heritage, museum, archival, and bibliographical resources.

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Artefacts Canada

Browse the Artefacts Canada database, containing close to 5 million object records and 1 million images from Canadian museums.

Artists in Canada

Consult biographical and other information about more than 42,000 Canadian artists compiled by libraries and art galleries across Canada.

Canadian Heritage Information Network Data Dictionaries

Search the Canadian Heritage Information Network’s data dictionaries on natural sciences and the humanities.

Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects (Parks DVD)

Explore this bilingual museum classification system and vocabulary standard used in Canada for humanities collections.

Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN)

Consult over 190,000 bibliographic citations for literature on conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.

Canadian Military History Gateway

Search this timeline for sites and digitized resources about Canada's military history.

Other heritage research tools

Browse research tools from Canadian and international heritage organizations, which include museum, archival and bibliographic resources.

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