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Perth (Ontario, Canada, Not Australia) Museum Unveils Public Portal for Access to Historical Collections

14 Jun 2024 8:10 AM | Anonymous

Perth, Ontario – Perth Museum is excited to announce the launch of its highly anticipated public portal, which provides a glimpse into to its collections database. This new initiative allows the public to explore some of the museum's most treasured historical artifacts from the comfort of their own home.

The portal offers users the opportunity to delve into a rich array of artifact records, meticulously curated by the museum's dedicated team. The initial offerings include exhibition themes such as the Mammoth Cheese, the Last Fatal Duel of Upper Canada, the Henry K. Wampole collection, the Mathesons, and the history Matheson House itself.

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

The portal, accessible at, is designed to evolve and expand over time. Museum staff are committed to regularly updating the database with new additions, ensuring that users can continually discover and engage with fresh content.

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

As Museum Month concludes, the launch of the public portal marks a significant step forward for Perth Museum. The Museum continues to fulfill its mission 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.

Discover the rich history of Perth and experience the new public portal firsthand by visiting Explore, learn, and connect with the stories that shaped our community.

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