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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Membership Contact Information

Question about your membership?  Ask us. By Email    [email protected] By Phone   204-988-0647 By Mail Membership Department The Manitoba Museum 190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg, MB   R3B 0N2

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Preserving Traditional Knowledge and Practices: How does it relate to Museum Conservation?

I recently attended a very interesting conference in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was the 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference. Naturally, the focus was on preservation of textiles.  Although I’m not a textile conservation specialist, I do work on textiles here at the Museum, and the conference offered a chance to visit a different area of Mexico, one less travelled by tourists.   As with most conferences, there were paper presentations,…

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What inspired Clarence Tillenius?

The recent passing of Clarence Tillenius brings into focus his many influences here at The Manitoba Museum. He was the creator of The Manitoba Museum’s largest dioramas, as well as a comprehensive collection of paintings and sketches. His vision of art and nature, which spanned over 75 years, indicates a persistent dedication to the life of animals and their habitats. What inspired him? Perhaps it was simply the beauty of…

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Pallas Bugseed Possibly Extirpated in Manitoba

For the last two years I have been searching for four species of rare Bugseed (Corispermum spp.) plants.  Historically these plants were found in sand dunes and along the beaches of Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba.  Unfortunately there were very few recently collected specimens; most had been collected over 40 years ago.  Attempts to determine the rarity status of these plants were hampered due to this lack of information.

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