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Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Fossils Surround Us

Those of us who live in Winnipeg know that fossils are never far away. Many Winnipeg structures feature surfaces clad in Tyndall Stone, a fossil-rich dolomitic limestone of Late Ordovician age (about 450 million years old). Tyndall Stone covers public buildings such as the Manitoba Legislative Building and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and commercial buildings in the downtown core, but it can also be seen in thousands of homes in…

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Inspiring Daphne Odjig mural back to its original glory

When people ask me what inspired me to work in the museum field, I can pinpoint my answer to a single visit to The Manitoba Museum when I was twelve years old. That summer we spent our vacation touring around Manitoba on day trips, packed into our Pontiac 6000 station wagon, visiting small local museums and landmarks that set one little town apart from the next (here’s looking at you,…

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Smile Big for the Camera

Okay, so artefacts can’t really smile but they are regularly involved in photo shoots, and with the right photographer these pieces of history can really shine. One way we preserve our collections is by properly documenting the artefacts through photography.  We can then use these photos for research, exhibits, publications, and to provide a visual in our database. Taking pictures of artefacts is not easy.  You’d think it would be because…

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ALLOWAY HALL GETS A MAKEOVER

The Manitoba Museum will expand and modernize Alloway Hall, its main exhibition gallery, with more than $5.3 million in support from the governments of Canada and Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation, Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux and Rick Frost, chief executive officer, The Winnipeg Foundation, announced today. “The Government of Canada knows that cultural institutions are important generators…

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