Celebrating 10 Years of Art Underground

Celebrating 10 Years of Art Underground

We are commemorating the 10th anniversary of our Artist-in-Residence program, which has fostered connections between the museum, local artists, and the wider Ottawa community since 2014. The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is seeking applications for its 2024...

Digitizing our Collections

Digitizing our Collections

Thanks to funding through the Digital Access to Heritage component of Canadian Heritage’s Museums Assistance Program (MAP), the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum has been able to take significant steps toward digitizing its collections holdings. In August of...

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding

Over the last year, the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum has made significant strides in upgrading accessibility throughout the facility, implementing projects that have made visitor spaces and experiences more inclusive.  In November of 2023, we opened a...

25 Artifacts: Marx Toy Jeep & Box

25 Artifacts: Marx Toy Jeep & Box

(25/25)  After a whole year of highlighting never-before-seen artifacts from within our collections in honour of the Diefenbunker’s 25th anniversary, today, we are featuring the last one of this milestone year! What better artifact to conclude this series and...

25 Artifacts: Christmas Dinner Menu

25 Artifacts: Christmas Dinner Menu

(24/25)  Merry Christmas!   As we approach the final two artifact features in this year’s series highlighting 25 artifacts from within the Diefenbunker’s collections, today, to celebrate the holidays, we are featuring a Christmas dinner menu from 1976.  An annual...

25 Artifacts: Geiger Counter

25 Artifacts: Geiger Counter

(23/25)  In honour of the Diefenbunker’s 25th anniversary, we continue to highlight 25 artifacts from within our collections. With only a few more artifacts left to go, this week we are featuring a Geiger counter.  The original Geiger counter was designed in 1908 by...

25 Artifacts: Transistor Radio

25 Artifacts: Transistor Radio

(22/25)  In honour of the Diefenbunker’s 25th anniversary, we continue to highlight 25 artifacts from within our collections. This week, we are tuning it back to the 1950s and featuring a transistor radio.  The transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that...

25 Artifacts: Dresser

25 Artifacts: Dresser

(21/25)  As our 25th anniversary nears its end, we enter into the final stretch of our 25 artifact highlights! In celebration of this milestone year, we have been featuring never-before-seen artifacts from within the Diefenbunker’s collections. This week, we are...

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