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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Manitoba Skies for April 2019

April showers bring May flowers, it’s said, but hopefully we’ll have a few shower-free nights this month, because there are lots of interesting sights to see in the sky! Staff contributor and Science Communicator Len Van Roon lays out the celestial events for the month in the latest edition of Manitoba Skies! Find out what to expect from the Lyrid meteor shower, and find out what smartphone apps Len uses…

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Manitoba Museum Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Winnipeg General Strike

Royal North-West Mounted Police face off with strikers on Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919.  Courtesy Archives of Manitoba   Winnipeg, MB (March 21, 2019): An exhibition intervention of the Manitoba Museum’s Urban Gallery has been installed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Strike 1919: Divided City opens today and runs until January 5, 2020 and is included with admission to the Museum Galleries.   On May 15,…

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The GOAT Artisan Market Set to Feature Greatest of Manitoba-Made at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2019):  The GOAT Artisan Market, a two-day event, features the work of artisans working in Manitoba and features inspiring products and refreshments, as well as craft activities for the kids. This unique shopping experience is an opportunity for lovers of Manitoba to see how artists interpret our province and reflect it in their unique Manitoba-made crafts and giftware, including jewelry, bath and beauty, pottery, art, housewares, plants,…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT ROCK, PAPER, FOSSILS DURING SPRING BREAK AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM

Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is open every day during Spring Break and families are invited to come and play the Museum’s version of a classic game – Rock, Paper, Fossils! Spring Break, presented by BMO, offers programs March 23 to 31 between 10 am and 5 pm.   In addition to all your Museum favourites – the bison diorama, the renewed Nonsuch Gallery, and the Charlie Chaplin…

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Manitoba Museum Hosts National Collections Conservation Training

Winnipeg, MB (March 12, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is proud to host RE-ORG Canada, a collections and conservation training program for museum staff conducted by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) on March 12 to 14. This program welcomes museum professionals from: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife (NT), Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith (NT), Prince Albert Museum in Prince Albert (SK), MacKenzie Art Gallery…

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Manitoba Museum Hosts Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada, an Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Natural History Museum Network

Tyrannosaurus rex, cast of the skull, Late Cretaceous, about 66 million years ago, found near   Eastend, southwestern Saskatchewan. Loaned by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Manitoba Museum Hosts Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada, an Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Natural History Museum Network Winnipeg, MB (March 8, 2019):  To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, members of The Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) in partnership with the Canadian…

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Manitoba Skies – March 2019

MANITOBA SKIES – March 2019 Contributed by Kevin Mogk, Science Content Creator March will see the spring constellations take prominence in the evening sky and a number of planets can be caught in the early evening or pre dawn skies. Mars will be visible in the west after sunset; while Jupiter, Saturn and Venus will be visible in the east before sunrise. The Vernal Equinox will also take place on the 20th…

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