Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 23, 2014 14:00 ET

Modernizing Collections Management at the Museum on the Boyne

Government of Canada supports enhancements to museum infrastructure in Alliston

ALLISTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 23, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Corporation of the Town of New Tecumseth with $4,591 through the Museums Assistance Program to support improvements to the Museum on the Boyne's collections management and environmental monitoring practices. This support will allow the Museum to migrate their data from its outdated system, confirm data integrity, and catalogue all of their collection in professional software.

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament (Simcoe-Grey), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Museum on the Boyne, located in Riverdale Park in Alliston, houses a mixed collection of household, agricultural, industrial, and archival artifacts that depict life in South Simcoe from the time of settlement to the present day.
  • The Museum's children's programming allows young visitors to learn about local history in both a structured and hands-on, creative learning environment.

Quotes

"I'm proud of our Government's support for Canadian museums. We are ensuring that Canadians will have access to our rich heritage today and in the future."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Thanks to today's investment, the Museum on the Boyne will use new technology to improve and update its collections management system. I am pleased that our Government is investing in a project that will ensure Ontario's history is preserved for many years."

-The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament (Simcoe-Grey)

"This funding will enhance our ability to manage and monitor our growing collection of artifacts as well as the environmental conditions within the Museum on the Boyne, ensuring the collection continues to be a treasure to our community for generations to come."

-Mike MacEachern, Mayor of New Tecumseth

Associated Links

Museum on the Boyne

Museums Assistance Program

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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