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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Manitoba Museum Hires new Chief Executive Officer

Winnipeg, MB (February 9 2021): The Board of Governors of The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorota Blumczynska as their new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, effective May 3, 2021. Ms. Blumczynska takes over from Claudette Leclerc, who is retiring following a successful 23-year career at the helm of Manitoba’s largest not-for-profit centre for History, Nature, and Science learning and experiences. Ms. Blumczynska arrived in Canada as…

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Exploring Black History in the Museum Collections

To celebrate Black History Month, I wanted to share an important collection that helps to illuminate Black history in mid-20th century Manitoba and Western Canada. From the 1980s until 2010, the Manitoba Museum was the recipient of donations related to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a Black union of railway workers (for more information see the History blog from November 13, 2020: https://manitobamuseum.ca/black-railway-workers-and-the-winnipeg-general-strike/)     A former curator described…

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