The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an associate museum with CMC. The role of the CWM is to provide a record of Canada’s war-related history, to serve as a memorial to Canadians lost in war and to document Canada’s continuing commitment to peacekeeping and the maintenance of international security. The Canadian War Museum is part of the CMCC’s organizational structure. The Museum carries out its own research, collecting, exhibiting and public programming activities, and is supported by the Corporation’s administrative services.
The CWM may contribute to the Aboriginal Training Program in the areas of research, interpretation and programming.
The division will focus on providing:
- an overview of procedures used in selecting, evaluating, interpreting and presenting historical data
- a demonstration of archival and field-work research methods, for use in programs and collections development
- awareness of the importance of the historian as a resource person working in collaboration with other divisions
Specific Learning Outcomes
These objectives will be reached through assigned tasks and projects which may include the following skills or procedures.
The intern may:
- gain exposure to CWM collections
- learn methods of collecting data
- participate in the analysis and synthesis of historical and/or archival research
- gain experience in documentation techniques
- interpret data
- discover the role of the curator in collections development, for example, in the authentication of acquired artifacts