Tuesday to Sunday
Open 10 am – 4 pm
(Monday, October 10):
Open 10 am – 4 pm
See Planetarium show
We look forward to seeing you!
Face masks are strongly recommended for all visitors
(age 5+) at the Manitoba Museum.
Click for Holiday Hours
Hours of operation vary for different holidays.
February 6 – 9, 2020
9:15 am to 4:00 pm
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg MB
The deadline for registration has now passed. Please visit the Beading Symposium website for more information.
Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is the second iteration of the Beadwork Symposia, this one organized by the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) in partnership with Urban Shaman, Manitoba Museum, Mentoring Artists for Womens Art. Ziigimineshin is being held in conjunction with the following exhibitions:
– Endurance ….. Patience curated by Daina Warren at Urban Shaman
– Community Beading Table Group Show curated by Niahm Dooley at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)
– May the Land Remember You as You Walk Upon Its Surface curated by Franchesca Hebert-Spence at the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery, C2 Centre for Craft (home of the MCC)
The first Beadwork Symposium: Manidoominensagemin (We are beading) Toronto 2019, was held at the Canada Textile Museum in conjunction with Beads, they’re sewn so tight curated by Lisa Myers. The Beadwork Symposia are intended to contribute to and build on the scholarship around contemporary Indigenous art with a focus on how beadwork builds community; through making and learning together, opportunities will be created for the exchange of knowledge and the building of community.
Speakers will include Judy Anderson, Katherine Boyer, the Brandon Beading Babes, Ruth Cuthand, Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, Cathy Mattes, and Amber Sandy.
Full programme information available at beadingsymp.ca
Collection and Gallery Visits
Site visits include the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Museum and Manitoba Metis Federation.
Activities in Manitoba Museum’s Alloway Hall will include community beading tables and beading vendors from across Canada. Programming in Alloway Hall will be free and open to the public.
Contact Symposium organizer Franchesca Hebert-Spence at [email protected]
Follow Beading Symposium on Facebook at Beading Symposium, or on Instagram @thebeadingsymposium for updates!
Beading Symposium: Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is presented by the Manitoba Craft Council in partnership with Urban Shaman Gallery and the Manitoba Museum. Special thanks to the following for their generous support: Canada Council for the Arts, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, Arts Branch (Province of MB), Heritage Manitoba, Jewish Foundation, Assiniboine Credit Union and Young Canada Works.