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Treaty Number One Medals at the Manitoba Museum tell a First Nations Story

Maureen Matthews Curator of Cultural Anthropology For the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Treaty Number One, three Treaty medals from the Manitoba Museum will be on display at Lower Fort Garry.  Although these medals were used by Canada to acknowledge promises made by the Crown to First Nations people in Treaty negotiations, they also reveal a history of First Nations protocols, diplomacy, and political advocacy at a difficult time.[1] …

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Cowessess First Nation

Our hearts are heavy to hear the news from Saskatchewan locating more Indigenous children’s burials associated with a Residential School. We send our deepest condolences to Cowessess First Nation, the survivors who attended this school, and the families whose children never returned home. We grieve with you. These recent findings are not isolated cases; similar erasures have occurred across Canada, including right here in Manitoba. The Manitoba Museum is committed to…

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215 Indigenous Children

The Manitoba Museum joins with all of Canada in extending our heartfelt condolences to the families and the communities who have been devastated by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children who died at Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. In doing this, we recognize both the profound loss that these children’s deaths represent and the story of erasure that this discovery exposes. We acknowledge and remember the…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Prairies Gallery Completing the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project

Winnipeg MB (April 7, 2021): Tomorrow, the Manitoba Museum opens its new Prairies Gallery, marking the completion of the $20.5 million Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. Over the past four years, this Project has seen the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, Boreal Forest Corridor, and Welcome Gallery, and the creation of a new Winnipeg Gallery, and now, the Prairies Gallery.  The new Prairies Gallery reveals a deep and…

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Manitoba Museum Introduces a New Brand and Graphic Identity

The Exciting Evolution of the Manitoba Museum Manitoba Museum Introduces a New Brand and Graphic Identity Winnipeg, MB (March 30, 2021): Today, the Manitoba Museum unveils its new visual identity and rebranding to better align with its transformative evolution. “This rebranding is an outward reflection of the work and the many changes that have been going on within the Museum,” says Willow Krauchi, Director of Marketing, Sales & Programs. “We…

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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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Manitoba Museum Launches [email protected]

Winnipeg, MB (January 5, 2021): This Safe at Home Program starts January 7.  The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce the launch of DOME @HOME: The Stars Belong to Everyone. This FREE weekly web show will be delivered directly to the homes of Manitobans. Hosted by Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young, those curious about the sky can catch [email protected] starting January 7 at 7 pm and running every Thursday until March 25.  “The focus is on…

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 Manitoba Museum Closes Temporarily on March 14

Winnipeg, MB (March 13, 2020): Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Manitoba Museum will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19. This includes the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and the Science Gallery. All public and school programs are also suspended. “We regret the impact of this decision on the communities we serve, including families, students, tourists, and our members. However, we…

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Winnipeg, MB (June 30, 2016): An exhilarating new space show, The Search for Life: Are We Alone?, narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, opens at the Manitoba Museum on Friday, July 1, 2016, in the Planetarium. An engrossing full-dome theater experience, The Search for Life launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time. From the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos, viewers explore…

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Manitoba Museum Celebrates Another Modest Surplus

Winnipeg, MB (June 24, 2016): The Manitoba Museum presented its 24th consecutive balanced operating budget to its members and supporters at its Annual General Meeting last night. The Museum’s annual budget for 2015-2016 was $7.4 million. Despite the funding challenges and increased competition in the marketplace, the Museum concluded its fiscal year with a modest surplus of $224,000, which will be reinvested into the award-winning Alloway World Exhibits travelling exhibition…

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