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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Manitoba Museum CEO Announces Plans To Retire

BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO LAUNCH NATIONAL SEARCH FOR NEW CANDIDATE Winnipeg, MB (February 26, 2020): After leading the team at the Manitoba Museum for the past 23 years, Claudette Leclerc has provided notice to the Board of Governors of her plan to retire from the position of executive director and chief executive officer of Manitoba’s largest non-profit centre for heritage and science learning, effective March 31, 2021.  Leclerc will remain…

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Manitoba Museum Collaborates with Winnipeg International Writers Festival on the Greyeyes Project

Winnipeg, MB (February 21, 2020): The Manitoba Museum is thrilled to be collaborating with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival on a special writer-in-residence project funded by a generous donor. The Greyeyes Project is a six-month residency for Trevor Greyeyes, an award-winning Anishinaabe writer and long-time journalist. The Manitoba Museum has been working with Greyeyes over the past year on an exhibition to be installed in its renewed Grassland Gallery, based…

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One of the most significant contributions that America’s Indigenous peoples have made is with respect to agriculture. Many of our most beloved foods (e.g. chocolate, potatoes, corn) are native to the Americas, being initially cultivated or domesticated by Indigenous farmers. Ancient Agriculture Indigenous agriculture has a long history with the most recent archaeological evidence suggesting it has been practiced in the Americas for at least 10,000 years, almost the same…

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A total eclipse… of Mars?

This month brings skywatchers a rare sight: a total eclipse of the red planet Mars by our Moon. The event is visible across much of North America, and is the only event of its kind all year. As the Moon orbits our planet, it gets in the way of all sorts of other celestial objects that are farther away. When the moon blocks out the sun, we call it a…

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Monumental Moves: Sweating over Big Artifacts (Part 2)

Post by Carolyn Sirett, Conservator It’s time for the sweaty part of the blog – not the panicky sweating type of emotion I first experienced when large fragile artifacts were being transported all over the city – but literally sweaty in the sense that big artifacts get your muscles moving prepping them for exhibition.  Our first workout began after the stained glass window was delivered to Prairie Studio Glass for…

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