The Canadian Museum of History is adapting to new technology with the launch of a 4K digital laser projector in its theatre before the end of March.

After being associated with IMAX for more than 25 years, the Gatineau museum said it acquired the new technology from Barco — a Belgium based technology company.

According to the museum, the laser projector provides sharper images and brighter colours compared to the current projectors.

With the new addition to the cinema, the museum's cinema becomes one of only four in Canada to possess 4K technology, according to the museum.

"We are excited to be able to offer this new technology and high-quality viewing experience to our visitors," said Michèle Canto, the museum's director of marketing and business operations in a press release on Monday. 

The museum's IMAX Theatre will be renamed CINÉ+ with the change. Viewers will still be able view older films in the museum's inventory, along with a greater choice of 2D and 3D productions.