Wednesday, July 17, 2024

‘Spark a greater appreciation’: Perth Museum launches new online public portal

A screengrab of the new portal

The Perth Museum has launched a new public portal, providing access to its extensive collections database. This initiative allows the public to explore historical artifacts from their homes.

The portal features a wide range of artifact records, curated by the museum’s team. Themes include the Mammoth Cheese, the Last Fatal Duel of Upper Canada, the Henry K. Wampole collection, the Mathesons, and the history of Matheson House.

“We are thrilled to launch this public portal, a significant milestone in our department’s commitment to transparency and community engagement,” stated Kathryn Jamieson, Town of Perth’s Manager of Tourism and Culture in a media release. “By opening up our collections, we hope to spark a greater appreciation for the cultural heritage preserved within the walls of the Museum.”

Available at, the portal will be regularly updated with new additions, allowing users to continually discover new content.

“We recognize the immense value of making our collections accessible to the public,” Jamieson said. ” We are dedicated to ongoing efforts to enhance and enrich the user experience, aiming to ensure that everyone can explore the museum’s holdings.”

The launch coincides with the conclusion of Museum Month, marking a significant step forward for the Perth Museum, whose goal is to interpret and preserve inclusive and accessible stories through objects, photographs, and archival materials representing thousands of years of history in the Perth area from multiple viewpoints.

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