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Category Archives: News

Manitoba Skies – November 2018

November’s night sky features our last views of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the evening, but the reappearance of Venus in the predawn sky. Read all about it, as well as the annual Leonid meteor shower, at our Manitoba Skies page.

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Manitoba Museum will Honour Winnipeg Free Press at its 2019 Tribute Gala

Winnipeg, MB (November 1, 2018): The Manitoba Museum will honour the Winnipeg Free Press at its annual Tribute Gala on April 4, 2019. The annual Tribute celebrates the contributions of individuals and organizations whose leadership and philanthropy have shaped our city and our province. The Winnipeg Free Press has been an integral part of the community representing the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of its readers. It is a leading source of local news, information, and debate and shares Manitoba’s voice on national and international issues. The 146-year-old newspaper will be represented at the Gala by co-owners Robert Silver and Ronald Stern. Established in 1872, the Winnipeg Free Press is the…

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Manitoba Museum Receives Outstanding Social Enterprise Award at Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 35th Manitoba Business Awards Gala

(L-R) Winnipeg Free Press Publisher Bob Cox; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board Chair Paul Holden Winnipeg, MB (October 29, 2018): At the 35th Manitoba Business Awards Gala held on Friday, October 26, the Manitoba Museum received the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce award for Outstanding Social Enterprise. Business leaders from across the province celebrated innovators, entrepreneurs, and the builders of Manitoba’s business community. Each year, the awards celebrate the diverse businesses that make up Manitoba`s growing sectors. With finalists representing all corners of the province, the awards also recognize the contributions of companies and individuals that make a lasting impact…

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Winnipeg, MB ( October 16, 2018): Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson is the 2018 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to an individual or individuals to recognize achievement of national or international significance in the field of natural history in Canada. The award was presented to Dr. Bizecki Robson at the annual ANHMC reception hosted by the Royal Alberta Museum on October 15th in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Bizecki Robson, Curator of Botany at the Manitoba Museum has devoted her career towards researching and interpreting the ecological interactions between prairie plants, their pollinators, and their environment. Nominated by her peers, Dr. Bizecki Robson…

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Body Worlds Animal Inside Out

  Winnipeg, MB (October 17, 2018): Get ready for the best anatomy lesson ever – at the Manitoba Museum. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT presents the fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will take visitors on an anatomical safari. Adventurers will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich, giraffe, as well as a human. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT opens April 17 and runs to September 2, 2019. “The ANIMAL INSIDE OUT exhibition offers a truly unique learning opportunity for our community,” says Claudette Leclerc, Executive…

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Manitoba Museum Program Receives International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Award

Dr. Maureen Matthews, the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Cultural Anthropology (r) receiving the award from Walter Echo-Hawk, Board Chair for Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Winnipeg, MB ( October 10, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received the International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Outstanding Project by a Non-Native Organization award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) for its Spirit Lines education project. As a part of the 2018 International Conference, the award (a medallion and certificate) was presented today to Dr. Maureen Matthews, the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Cultural Anthropology, by Walter Echo-Hawk, Board Chair for ATALM. Spirit Lines, an outreach project with two…

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The Winnipeg Foundation Supports Manitoba Museum Gallery Renewal Project

(L-R) James Cohen, Chair, Board of Governors, Manitoba Museum; Jeoff Chipman, Chair, Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign, Manitoba Museum; Doneta Brotchie, Incoming Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director & CEO, Manitoba Museum; Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation. Winnipeg, MB (October October 4, 2018): The Manitoba Museum, together with The Winnipeg Foundation, is pleased to announce the Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project with a grant of $1 million. The Project will see renewal of 42% of the Museum’s galleries including a new Winnipeg Gallery, along with the Grasslands, Orientation, and Urban Galleries. The Nonsuch Gallery was the first of the galleries to…

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Manitoba Skies – October 2018

October often has cloudy skies, but there is a a lot of activity above those clouds. If you have a telescope, Hallowe’en is a great night to set it up in your front yard and show trick-or-treaters the celestial sights! Read all about it in Science Communicator Malaïka Brandt-Murenzi’s column on the current night sky here!

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Grown-Ups Enjoy Field Trip After Hours at Manitoba Museum

(Winnipeg, MB August 13, 2018): Remember how excited you were to go on a field trip as a kid? And then, as an adult, being the chaperone standing back as the kids got to have all the fun? The Manitoba Museum has recreated the field trip experience, with a one-night-only After Hours: Grown-Up Field Trip on September 20 from 7 pm to 11 pm! Fueled by adult beverages and free pizza, Field Trippers will participate in programs and activities to earn gold stars to see if they can make the grade. Collect enough gold stars and Field Trippers can enter a draw to win some amazing prizes, including tasty treats from Bronuts. This Field Trip is…

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The Manitoba Museum, Planetarium & Science Gallery Are Sooo Cool … and Open Late!

(Winnipeg, MB July 12, 2018): Manitoba is experiencing the highest temperatures of the year right now and the Manitoba Museum has just the answer for dealing with the heat, humidity, and thunderstorm warnings. Chill at centre ice in our Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion exhibit. Stay dry exploring the Museum Galleries – be sure to visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery and experience all kinds of virtual weather. Check out the hottest in music and light combinations while keeping your cool with Laser Shows ­–  Stranger Things-inspired 80s music is very refreshing. No need to risk heat stroke running around outside – why not “play” and learn in the air-conditioned Science Gallery? Remain cool, calm, and collected at the…

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