Know History is proud to offer a variety of services tailored to physical museums and virtual exhibits, or the on-line presentation of collections. We have worked with national, provincial and local museums throughout Canada, including the Canadian War Museum, The Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Royal Alberta Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.
The Know History team has considerable collective experience conducting research that supports a range of requirements and a variety of subjects. Our services include engaging in thematic research to identify key concepts, establishing timelines, uncovering quotes, fact checking, and identifying complementary collections. We also provide curators and planners with a broad and thorough selection of display items for use in exhibits and interpretive programs.
Know History provides interpretive writing services for exhibit text, virtual exhibitions, commemorative plaques, self-guided tours, promotional material, and multimedia presentations. Our associates know how to create text that is appealing, accessible, and inclusive. After consulting with museum staff to understand the organization’s intended audience, our associates carefully craft texts suited to appropriate reading levels using words and concepts familiar to museum audiences.
Cataloguing and Digitization
Know History’s associates are trained and experienced in cataloguing artifacts, documents, photographs, and artworks. We provide a range of services, from simple classification and organization to the development of cataloguing guidelines and recommendations for technological solutions. We also offer a variety of digitization services to support clients’ goals. We have associates trained in records management, the handling of fragile materials, photographic digitization, and audio/video conversion.
Museum services provided:
- Consultation and Engagement
- Oral History interviewing
- Interpretive writing
- Archival and image research
Image Credit: City of Vancouver / CVA 677-134.