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Canada Day 2022

This year on Canada Day, the Manitoba Museum will be open to bring us together. By gathering, we can deepen our understanding that, as a friend recently wrote to me, “Kinship extends into the past, with ancestors, and into the future, with forthcoming generations.” I sincerely hope you spend July 1st in the spirit of care and love for one another. I hope you recognize that each of us, even…

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ULTIMATE DINOSAURS blockbuster exhibition roars into the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Tresoor, Manager of Marketing & Communications, 204-228-2374, [email protected]   (Winnipeg, MB: May 16, 2022)  Prehistory takes on 21st-century technology beginning this Saturday, May 21, when Ultimate Dinosaurs, a blockbuster exhibition featuring fully-articulated dinosaur skeletons from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere, opens at the Manitoba Museum.   Members of the media are invited to preview ULTIMATE DINOSAURS  Wednesday, May 18 • 10 am – 2 pm.   Please contact…

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Significant Works by Lost Manitoba Artist Featured in New Exhibition at Manitoba Museum 

Nick Yudell (Self-Portrait) at St. John’s Tech High School, Winnipeg, 1931 © Estate of Nick Yudell / © Celia Rabinovitch (Winnipeg, MB: March 1, 2022) Now open in the Discovery Room at the Manitoba Museum, The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered, is an exhibition of striking photographs that reveals a vibrant world in Manitoba of the 1930s. This stunning collection of images and artifacts, art directed and curated by Dr….

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Manitoba Museum Honours Community Leaders at Annual Tribute Gala 

    (Winnipeg, MB: February 3, 2022) The Manitoba Museum will honour three prominent Manitobans at its annual Tribute Gala on Thursday, April 7, 2022.   Former MLA Flor Marcelino, community organizer and speaker Michael Redhead Champagne, and University of Manitoba Chancellor Anne Mahon will share the honours at the gala event with proceeds supporting the Manitoba Museum’s Access for All community initiative.   Celebrating Communities, the theme for this year’s gala, will spotlight the value of…

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Manitoba Museum Closed Until February 3

In the interest of public heath, the Manitoba Museum will remain closed to visitors until Thursday, February 3. Because we are a place of gathering, something that is not safe to do at this time, keeping the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery closed is the right thing to do. Our first priority has always been the health and safety of our entire community; staff, volunteers, members, and visitors. The…

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Beyond Orange Shirt Day: Continuing the conversations with our kids

CONTENT WARNING: This message contains painful details about Canada’s Indian Residential Schools System.   Dear Manitoba Museum community,  The wall pictured above says so much. It speaks of hope, regret, learning, remorse, sadness, anger, community, the future, and love. Once the halls fell quiet, I went down to see it, the Manitoba Cares wall. Here, Manitobans shared whatever was in their hearts after their journey through the Manitoba Museum’s National Day for Truth and…

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Manitoba Museum honours new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

(Winnipeg, MB: September 29, 2021) To honour the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, the Manitoba Museum will provide complimentary admission to the Museum Galleries from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday October 3. Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum will offer visitors special, all-day programming focused on the history and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools, as well as the Truth and…

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Manitoba Museum Embraces Opportunity for Change During Uncertain Times

(Winnipeg, MB: June 25, 2021) At its Annual General Meeting, the Manitoba Museum reported an unprecedented year of rapid transformation and dynamic adaptation.   The creativity and dedication of the Museum team, along with support and encouragement from the community, allowed the Manitoba Museum to re-think how it operated. New technologies were implemented, programs were re-imagined, and new ways of thinking, working, and communicating were adopted.   The Museum Galleries…

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