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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Albert and Samira El Tassi Named 2018 Manitoba Museum Tribute Honourees

Winnipeg, MB (November 30, 2017): The Manitoba Museum’s annual Tribute Gala will honour Abdo (Albert) El Tassi, C.M., O.M., LL.D. and Samira El Tassi on May 24 at the Museum’s Alloway Hall. The El Tassis are widely known and recognized as sincere, passionate donors. They work tirelessly to promote understanding, tolerance and respect across the globe. “The Manitoba Museum has a tremendous appreciation for those who support our mission, and great…

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Mary Attree: A Life of Service

Post by Nancy Anderson, Collections Management Associate (Human History) You may have heard the old adage, attributed to either Napoleon or Frederick the Great, an army travels on its stomach. The saying attests to the importance of military forces being well-provisioned. A healthy food supply is especially critical for those recovering from illness or injury. Military histories rarely document the key role young women, such as dietitian Nora Mary Attree, played during World War…

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Hands-on Fun is Engineered for Speed at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (November 22, 2017): The Engineered for Speed exhibit in the Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery has been redesigned with new user-friendly racing experiences for all. The renewed exhibition will reopen on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The way visitors design and build their cars in one of the Museum’s most popular science exhibits has been completely revamped, using visitor suggestions and observing visitor experience over the past…

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Don’t Miss the Boat! Nonsuch Gallery Closes January 8

*This Gallery is now open.* Winnipeg, MB (November 17, 2017): The Manitoba Museum will temporarily close the Nonsuch Gallery for renewal starting January 8, with plans to re-open it by summer 2018. Visitors are invited to take a last look at the Nonsuch before the gallery closes. They will also have an opportunity to take a tour of the ship’s cargo hold between December 26 and January 7, 10:30 am to…

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THE Manitoba Museum Receives the Governor General’s History Award For Excellence in Museums: The History Alive! Award

Ottawa, November 13, 2017 – For its development of an educational tool kit called Spirit Lines—an innovative initiative merging Indigenous heritage and museum expertise—, the Manitoba Museum is receiving the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: the History Alive! Award, which will be presented in Rideau Hall on November 22, 2017 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. This award recognizes institutions that…

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Canada’s Efforts in of Afghanistan Commemorated at Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg MB (November 6, 2017): To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum is displaying a plaque featuring a fragment of the marble base of the Memorial of the Fallen, a monument that was erected at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2006. The plaque is exibited in the Museum foyer for visitors to see free of charge between November 6 and November 30. The memorial plaque was presented to the Manitoba…

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Look to the Stars! Astronomy & Telescope Programs at Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg MB (November 3, 2017):  Featuring state of the art Digistar 5® technology, the Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum is the place to learn about stars! The Planetarium is now offering two special opportunities to learn more about our night skies.  Eyes to the Skies is a four-part evening adult program that takes place in the Planetarium where you can learn the difference between Orion’s belt and Cassiopeia’s throne. And…

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When people find out I’m a botanist they always start asking me about their houseplants. Unfortunately, I really don’t know much about houseplants as they are pretty much all tropical or desert plants, not native species, which is where my expertise lies. Not wanting to seem rude by saying “how should I know what’s wrong with your stupid Ficus”, I began thinking about the things I could say using my…

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