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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Champion of Change Panel

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Another Water Exhibit in Development…

As we put the finishing touches on Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, we’re working on another water exhibit. Our stream table has been a popular fixture with the younger scientists, allowing them to experiment with flowing water and sand. Alas, sand and the new touch screens in Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions don’t mix, so the stream table was scheduled for decommissioning. Don’t despair, though! Thanks to being slightly underbudget on some…

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Lake Winnipeg Images

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Lake Winnipeg Exhibit Takes Shape!

Today is Day One of the installation of the Science Gallery’s new exhibit, Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions! Lake Winnipeg is one of the most endangered lakes in the world, due to its huge watershed – water from four provinces and four U.S. states, from as far as the Rockies, flows into our Lake, carrying nutrients and pollution from cities, farms and industries. This state-of-the-art exhibit allows visitors to explore our…

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QR Code For Aschkibokahn Mini-Diorama

Kristina with Amelia Fay, Curator of the Hudson’s Bay Collection, checking web access at the Aschkibokahn mini-diorama. Welcome back, everybody! This week Kristina’s post is a quick look at some of the behind-the-scenes planning that she’s been doing for her project: As I mentioned in my last post, the goal of my project is to look at ways of linking the Aschkibokahn archaeological site and diorama with the present-day community of Duck…

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Slicing the Onion

Downtown Winnipeg, as it has looked so often this winter. A couple of weeks ago, I gave a presentation at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, as part of our Museum lecture course Into the Vault. I was planning to talk about the ancient island shoreline deposits we have been studying in the Churchill area, and as I thought about history and pre-history, I was reminded of an observation I had made during…

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Aschkibokahn mini-diorama

I would like to introduce Kristina, a Master’s student at the University of Winnipeg, who is completing a program in Curatorial Practices. As part of her internship with The Manitoba Museum (TMM), she is working on a couple of projects to gain experience in different areas of museum studies. Last month, she wrote a blog post about a project with the HBC Collection, and this month she is working with…

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SHARED SOLUTIONS open on March 22!

Lake Winnipeg was listed as the most threatened lake in the world in 2013 by the Global Nature Fund. This is based on the increase in algal blooms which cover the water in thick greenish slime. Not only is the lake relatively shallow for its size, the sheer amount of land that drains into Lake Winnipeg makes finding solutions difficult. The issue has reached a critical point, and various efforts…

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