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Museum opens two new permanent exhibits

On  August 12, The Manitoba Museum opened two new permanent exhibits within the Parklands Mixed Woods Gallery, We Are All Treaty People and The Berens Family Collection Exhibit. The former marks the first time that all eight Manitoba Treaty medals will be presented as a group, the completion of a project that was years in the making and the latter adds background on Treaty 5, as told through the story…

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Ten treasures from the Canadian Museum of History now on display in Winnipeg

Ten treasures from the Canadian Museum of History’s National Collection are on now on display at The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. Admission to the display is complimentary with the purchase of a Museum Gallery ticket. Until August 27, visitors to The Manitoba Museum will have a unique opportunity to see, first-hand, some of the most prized artifacts from the collections of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. These…

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TRADE now open in Discovery Room

TRADE: Materials and Ideas in Transition is now open in the Museum Gallery’s Discovery Room. Curated by Kevin Brownlee and Amelia Fay, the exhibit contrasts ethnographic collections with archaeological materials and explores how we interpret what is found. In looking at the artefacts of the Fur Trade we see a remarkable blending of material culture. Neither First Nations nor Europeans could claim their technology was superior. The situation was much more…

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Take a journey around the world at The Manitoba Museum

New temporary exhibit ventures to Earth’s spectacular eco-zones Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, a new touring exhibit which opens at The Manitoba Museum on October 3, 2015. Highlighting earth’s spectacular eco-zones—polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African savannah — Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Learn about the…

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Museum’s Excellence Recognized Nationally

The Manitoba Museum took home two awards at the CASCade (Canadian Association of Science Centres) Awards in Edmonton on Saturday, May 30th. Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions won for Best Exhibit — Large Institution and Museum Program. Museum Program Developer Anya Moodie-Foster won for Outstanding Project or Program Leadership for the programming for Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed. “We had so many great partners and a great team who all worked…

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The Manitoba Museum will expand and modernize Alloway Hall, its main exhibition gallery, with more than $5.3 million in support from the governments of Canada and Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation, Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux and Rick Frost, chief executive officer, The Winnipeg Foundation, announced today. “The Government of Canada knows that cultural institutions are important generators…

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Shared Solutions wins Summit International Award

Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions recently won a Summit International Award for its Lake Winnipeg Watershed Simulator. Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, NGX Interactive and The Manitoba Museum were named a Gold Award winner in the 2014 Summit Creative Award® competition for the creative work on the Lake Winnipeg exhibit. The Summit Creative Award (SCA) recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with…

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The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea

Opening on November 14 in the Discovery Room, The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea: Fossil Vertebrates from the Manitoba Escarpment celebrates a spectacular plesiosaur fossil from the Manitoba Escarpment. The exhibit focuses on the work of Wayne Buckley, the collector of the plesiosaur, and on his fossil collecting associate, Kevin Conlin, illustrating how the work of amateur, enthusiast collectors is affecting the knowledge of fossils in Manitoba. The Manitoba Escarpment is…

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Museum moves to Winter Hours

On September 2nd, The Manitoba Museum officially begins its winter hours. We are closed Mondays, and open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. There’s plenty new to experience, including We Are All Treaty People (which features every Manitoba treaty medal except one in one place for the first time) in the Discovery Room, the video game friendly…

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Victoria Cross medals come home

On August 6, The Manitoba Museum unveiled a new exhibit featuring the original Victoria Cross medals awarded almost 100 years ago to three Winnipeg soldiers who served in the First World War. The medals were awarded to Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland, who, at the time of their enlistment, had all resided in the same block of Pine Street in the west end of…

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