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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Dioramas: Where Science Meets Art

Post by Debbie Thompson, Diorama and Collections Technician Dioramas are incredible works of “science meets art”.  Planning the layout, construction and content often takes years, with a tremendous amount of research and collaboration with curators, diorama artists, carpenters, and electricians.   Volunteers are also a vital part of the making of dioramas; they take on the mammoth task of hand painting individual leaves.  But what happens after the fanfare of the…

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Monumental Moves: Sweating over Big Artifacts (Part 1)

Post by Carolyn Sirett, Conservator If you want to see the blood pressure rise in a conservator, display really big, historically significant, breakable objects at least ten feet off the ground.   It’s the next phase in our Bringing Our Stories Forward capital gallery renewal project, and the conservation team has moved to treating artifacts for the Winnipeg Gallery set to open in the fall of 2019.  The objects going on…

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Get Under Nature’s Skin at BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT Opens April 17 at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (April 16, 2019): Tickets are now on sale for an all-new exhibition that showcases the inner workings of animals – Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. Visitors will travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes, and octopuses to ostriches in BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, opening Wednesday, April 17 (open for the Easter long weekend) at the Manitoba Museum….

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The New Canada Life Provides Remarkable Gift to the Manitoba Museum

l-r: Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; Paul Mahon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Life; James Cohen, Chair of the Manitoba Museum Board of Governors; Scott Craig, President of the Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. Gift supports Museum’s capital campaign to tell Manitoba’s stories & paves the way for the Manitoba Museum to create the James W. Burns Founder Endowment Fund   Winnipeg, MB (April 10,…

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Lesser Known Manitoba Botanists (Part 1)

Post by Karen Sereda, Collections Registration Associate (Natural History) The incredible diversity of the Museum’s herbarium can only be credited to the dedicated collectors of botanical specimens, both modern and historical. Recently, while updating some herbarium specimens, I came across some plants in our collection dating from the early part of the 20th century. The importance of these specimens cannot be emphasized enough, as many of them come from locations…

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