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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ten treasures from the Canadian Museum of History now on display in Winnipeg

Ten treasures from the Canadian Museum of History’s National Collection are on now on display at The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. Admission to the display is complimentary with the purchase of a Museum Gallery ticket. Until August 27, visitors to The Manitoba Museum will have a unique opportunity to see, first-hand, some of the most prized artifacts from the collections of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. These…

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TRADE now open in Discovery Room

TRADE: Materials and Ideas in Transition is now open in the Museum Gallery’s Discovery Room. Curated by Kevin Brownlee and Amelia Fay, the exhibit contrasts ethnographic collections with archaeological materials and explores how we interpret what is found. In looking at the artefacts of the Fur Trade we see a remarkable blending of material culture. Neither First Nations nor Europeans could claim their technology was superior. The situation was much more…

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Take a journey around the world at The Manitoba Museum

New temporary exhibit ventures to Earth’s spectacular eco-zones Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, a new touring exhibit which opens at The Manitoba Museum on October 3, 2015. Highlighting earth’s spectacular eco-zones—polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African savannah — Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Learn about the…

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Chicago: Winnipeg of the South!

Most Manitobans would consider Jonathon Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks the crowning cultural exchange between the windy cities. But many are also aware that Winnipeg has often been referred to as the Chicago of the North. To understand why, we need to look back more than 100 years.   Both cities were rapidly expanding prairie metropolises built as much on optimism and corruption as a real economy. Their economies were…

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Hey – Who’s that Mann?

There are two new exhibits opening this summer in our Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery here at The Manitoba Museum and we couldn’t be more excited to soon be able to share our work! The Conservation lab has been working hard these past few months to get everything documented, cleaned and mounted for its grand debut, including a very important Mann. Yes, this Mann was in fact a man, more fully known…

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How do I love the prairie? Let me count the ways!

Once again I will be spending a few weeks out at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s fescue prairie preserves, south of Riding Mountain National Park, studying plant-pollinator interactions. Last week was my first trip of the year. Before I left the city I was feeling apprehensive: were the mosquitoes going to be bad, would I get Lyme disease from a tick bite, eaten by a bear, stuck in the mud?…

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Museum’s Excellence Recognized Nationally

The Manitoba Museum took home two awards at the CASCade (Canadian Association of Science Centres) Awards in Edmonton on Saturday, May 30th. Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions won for Best Exhibit — Large Institution and Museum Program. Museum Program Developer Anya Moodie-Foster won for Outstanding Project or Program Leadership for the programming for Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed. “We had so many great partners and a great team who all worked…

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