Click on History
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is proud to launch our new online catalogue. The Online Catalogue connects our collection to the community anytime and anywhere, enhancing our accessibility and promoting a shared knowledge. For the past two years, our curatorial staff have been working on digitizing our collection, a task that carries on today. Their hard work and dedication places objects into a searchable database based categories such as Object Name, Search Term, Accession #, and Collection.
How to browse the collection: Click & Search or hit the Random Image button, however, if you are looking for a more specific object or image, use the Keyword Search or Advanced Search functions to find a range of similar objects relating to your search.
You will be able to find a wide range of objects representing all that our museum has to offer. However, certain objects will not be added to the online database for reasons such as copyright or in respect of the object’s religious or spiritual significance.
Currently we have over 1000 ethnographic materials, archaeological artifacts, and photographs that make up the online collection. Categories include different styles of projectile points, moccasins, bags/pouches, and baskets. Our database will be continually updated as more records become digitized and available.
So why should you check this out? Our online collection allows you to go behind the scenes into our storage room and interact with objects that are not on permanent display. With our photography collection online, you can experience life from the 1850’s to the late 20th century, showing what earlier archaeological excavations looked like and learn about the lives of the Museum’s founders Amos and Wilfrid Jury, and his wife Elsie. You can also see images of the City of London and surrounding area beginning in the early 20th century. There is so much to discover through the Museum of Ontario Archaeology and this is one of the many ways we want to bring it to you.
History is only a click away!