At their spring 2021 meeting, the RCEME Council approved the Foundation’s proposal to make the RCEME Museum one of the first digitized museums among the more than 70 military museums supported by the Canadian Forces. This will exponentially increase access to the physical museum as well as provide online access to many RCEME artifacts which the museum has been unable to display because of space constraints. One of the first manifestations of this project will be the digitization of Col Murray Johnston’s “Book of Remembrance”. The next step will be to digitize the “Honours, Decorations and Medals” document and make both available on the museum’s future website. We have developed a Virtual Museum Tour to introduce new visitors to our museum and encourage them to make an in-person visit. To view the Virtual Tour, click on the text below.
To help us fund these and other exciting digitization projects, we have taken the first steps towards applying for a grant from Digital Museums Canada as well as seeking financial support from the Directorate of History and Heritage at DND. Notwithstanding the possibility of obtaining DHH and DMC financial assistance, we still need your support to achieve our vision for a state-of-the-art digital museum.