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Manitoba Museum Marks 2019 with Completion of Nonsuch Gallery Renewal

Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2019)  At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2018-2019 marked its 27th consecutive balanced budget in a year that saw a much celebrated reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery after a six-month closure for renewal. The Museum maintained its financial health while also marking the Planetarium’s 50th lap around the sun, hosted a hockey exhibition from the…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Exhibit Hiding in Plain Sight

(Winnipeg, MB: June 20, 2019)  Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. This multi-panel mini exhibition is on display at the Manitoba Museum Grasslands Gallery from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, October 27, 2019. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and…

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Métis Story Finally Being Told, in Michif, at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (May 24, 2019): Today, the Manitoba Museum opens a new permanent exhibition – Ni KishKishin, I Remember Ste. Madeleine – in the Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery to share the displacement story of the Métis people of Ste. Madeleine, MB. In the fall of 1938, the people of Ste. Madeleine, south of Binscarth, Manitoba returned from hunting to find their 35 homes, school, and store burned to the ground so that…

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Beer and Botany: A Feature Tasting Event with a Science twist on May 22 at the Manitoba Museum

  Winnipeg, MB (May 17, 2019): The Manitoba Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, is hosting a special tasting event on May 22 about the links between beer and botany. During this special NatureIDEAS Beer and Botony presentation, guests will discover the art and science behind craft brewing as they enjoy a paired beer tasting led by Paul Sokoloff, botanist from the Canadian Museum of Nature and Mark…

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Man Steps on the Moon – 50 Years Ago! Explore the History of the Apollo Space Program at the Manitoba Museum

  Winnipeg, MB (May 16, 2019): This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon. To celebrate this galactic accomplishment, the Planetarium is opening a brand new show,  CapCom Go: The Apollo Story. It opens May 18 at noon and runs through the summer. Cap Com Go! begins by exploring the Moon as we see it from Earth – with its changing phases, which provided…

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7,700 Celebrated Manitoba Day at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (May 14, 2019): The Manitoba Museum welcomed 7,700 visitors to celebrate Manitoba Day on Saturday, May 11. Though Manitoba Day is actually on May 12, the Museum chooses the nearest Saturday to ensure as many people as possible can take advantage of the free admission to the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery.  Manitoba Day is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries….

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Get Under Nature’s Skin at BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT Opens April 17 at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (April 16, 2019): Tickets are now on sale for an all-new exhibition that showcases the inner workings of animals – Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. Visitors will travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes, and octopuses to ostriches in BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, opening Wednesday, April 17 (open for the Easter long weekend) at the Manitoba Museum….

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The New Canada Life Provides Remarkable Gift to the Manitoba Museum

l-r: Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; Paul Mahon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Life; James Cohen, Chair of the Manitoba Museum Board of Governors; Scott Craig, President of the Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. Gift supports Museum’s capital campaign to tell Manitoba’s stories & paves the way for the Manitoba Museum to create the James W. Burns Founder Endowment Fund   Winnipeg, MB (April 10,…

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Manitoba Museum Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Winnipeg General Strike

Royal North-West Mounted Police face off with strikers on Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919.  Courtesy Archives of Manitoba   Winnipeg, MB (March 21, 2019): An exhibition intervention of the Manitoba Museum’s Urban Gallery has been installed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Strike 1919: Divided City opens today and runs until January 5, 2020 and is included with admission to the Museum Galleries.   On May 15,…

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The GOAT Artisan Market Set to Feature Greatest of Manitoba-Made at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2019):  The GOAT Artisan Market, a two-day event, features the work of artisans working in Manitoba and features inspiring products and refreshments, as well as craft activities for the kids. This unique shopping experience is an opportunity for lovers of Manitoba to see how artists interpret our province and reflect it in their unique Manitoba-made crafts and giftware, including jewelry, bath and beauty, pottery, art, housewares, plants,…

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