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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Manitoba Museum Receives Outstanding Social Enterprise Award at Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 35th Manitoba Business Awards Gala

(L-R) Winnipeg Free Press Publisher Bob Cox; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board Chair Paul Holden Winnipeg, MB (October 29, 2018): At the 35th Manitoba Business Awards Gala held on Friday, October 26, the Manitoba Museum received the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce award for Outstanding Social Enterprise. Business leaders from across the province celebrated innovators, entrepreneurs, and the builders of…

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Finding the Impossible, Part 1: Getting There

  This year, our Museum foyer has featured an exhibit of unusual fossils in the New Acquisitions Case. This exhibit, Finding the Impossible: Unique Tropical Fossils from William Lake, Manitoba, included a video “slide show” that documented the expeditions during which we collected these fossils. My colleague remarked to me the other day that this slide show should be shared widely using the Museum blog; this post, and some subsequent ones,…

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Winnipeg, MB ( October 16, 2018): Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson is the 2018 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to an individual or individuals to recognize achievement of national or international significance in the field of natural history in Canada. The award was presented to Dr. Bizecki Robson at the annual ANHMC reception hosted by the Royal Alberta Museum on October…

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Body Worlds Animal Inside Out

  Winnipeg, MB (October 17, 2018): Get ready for the best anatomy lesson ever – at the Manitoba Museum. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT presents the fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will take visitors on an anatomical safari. Adventurers will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse,…

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Manitoba Museum Program Receives International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Award

Dr. Maureen Matthews, the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Cultural Anthropology (r) receiving the award from Walter Echo-Hawk, Board Chair for Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Winnipeg, MB ( October 10, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received the International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Outstanding Project by a Non-Native Organization award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) for its Spirit Lines education project. As a…

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The Winnipeg Foundation Supports Manitoba Museum Gallery Renewal Project

(L-R) James Cohen, Chair, Board of Governors, Manitoba Museum; Jeoff Chipman, Chair, Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign, Manitoba Museum; Doneta Brotchie, Incoming Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director & CEO, Manitoba Museum; Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation. Winnipeg, MB (October October 4, 2018): The Manitoba Museum, together with The Winnipeg Foundation, is pleased to announce the Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project…

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WADING FOR WATER LILIES: How a landlubber botanist learned to love collecting aquatic plants

I’m a landlubber I admit it. How could I not be? I’m from Saskatchewan. That’s the driest place in the country! Not only is it completely devoid of coastline, but its largest lake is practically in the arctic. Before I came here I did field work in Grasslands National Park, a place where the Frenchman “River” is shallow enough to wade across. Then I did field work in the Great…

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Reshaping Chemical Structures: The Conservation of a Home Chemistry Set

Post by Loren Rudisuela, Conservation Technician This home chemistry set came into the conservation lab for treatment after being selected for display in the soon to be constructed Winnipeg Gallery which is part of the Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Gallery Renewal Project.  The set was acquired by the museum in 1979 and was manufactured by Lotts Bricks Ltd., a toy company based in Waterford, England. It was noticed…

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Manitoba Skies – October 2018

October often has cloudy skies, but there is a a lot of activity above those clouds. If you have a telescope, Hallowe’en is a great night to set it up in your front yard and show trick-or-treaters the celestial sights! Read all about it in Science Communicator Malaïka Brandt-Murenzi’s column on the current night sky here!

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