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 over 4 million object records and over 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 the humanities.

Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging

Explore this bilingual museum classification system and illustrated vocabulary standard used by Canadian and American museums to document their 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.

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