We tell stories to understand who we are and how we got here.
Stories help us make sense of the world. They’re essential to how we relate to one another and our environment; how we teach and learn; how we innovate and progress as a society.
This is why the Manitoba Museum is so important to our province. The Museum has been telling Manitoba’s stories to Manitobans and visitors for generations. Indeed, parents often share stories with their kids about their own first encounter with the Museum’s bison diorama, or about their first breath-taking glimpse of the Nonsuch ship. The joy of discovery and learning endures. The pride for “our museum” is palpable. Our Museum informs us, as Manitobans, and tells our essential stories that bridge language, culture, ethnicity and age.
The Manitoba Museum has now embarked on a $19 million museum gallery renewal project, entitled Bringing our Stories Forward, which includes a visionary investment from our community. This is the second step to our larger $160 million Capital Renewal Vision, which will transform our province’s most vital cultural institution.