Canadian Heritage Information Network
The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) enables museums and other heritage institutions to connect with each other and their audiences through digital technologies. It offers professional development products and services as well as collections management resources and expertise for the heritage sector. CHIN is a special operating agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
- Artefacts Canada
- Artists in Canada
- Bibliographic database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN)
- Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects (Parks DVD)
- Canadian Heritage Information Network’s Data Dictionaries
- Canadian Heritage Information Network’s Newsletter
- Canmuse-L, Onmuse-L and Fireweed-L
- Heritage sector jobs
- Canadian Heritage Information Network news
Services and information
Browse our list of jobs in the cultural heritage sector, which helps employers find qualified candidates and helps heritage professionals find rewarding careers.
Browse our inventory of resources to assist cultural heritage institutions in managing, documenting and cataloguing objects and collections.
Browse resources for cultural heritage institutions on the preservation of digital collections.
Browse the standards and resources needed to document your museum’s collection.
Keep up on the latest news in the cultural heritage community.
Find new ways to attract visitors to your museum, generate interest in your collections, and additional revenues for your institution. Discover resources on interactive technologies, including podcasting and augmented reality.
Discover Canadian and international research tools, including databases, directories and portals containing heritage, museum, archival, and bibliographical resources.
Consult resources aimed at helping cultural heritage institutions manage the digitization of their collections.
What we are doing
Canadian Heritage Information Network Digital Preservation Case Study
Find out how the 8th Hussars Museum in Sussex New Brunswick applied the resources in CHIN’s Digital Preservation Toolkit.
SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management
This Collections Trust guide proposes a methodology by which digital asset management can be integrated.
Wireless Access Point Tip Sheet for Museums
If you are considering to install wireless access in your museum, this tip sheet will help you think about the various issues associated with your project.
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