The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre’s Collection is Now Online!
Please take a look at the Nikkei Museum Website
The NIMC’s purpose is to collect, preserve, conserve, research, exhibit, and interpret objects which represent the life and condition of the Nikkei living in the New Denver and West Kootenay camps between 1942-1957.
In 2012, the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC) commenced a digitization project of its museum and archives collection with the assistance of the Nikkei National Museum, the Kyowakai Society, and the Village of New Denver. The project aim is to photograph and scan all of the museum’s holdings into archival quality digital files for long-term preservation, while the database allows for this information to be accessed publically for research purposes. The collections from the Nikkei National Museum (Burnaby), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto), and the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Museum & Archives can also be searched though this database.
Special thanks to Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs, the Nikkei National Museum, and the Village of New Denver for their assistance with our work.
If you would like to know more information or how to support this ongoing project, please contact:
Operations Manager, NIMC