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Manitoba Museum Opens Legacies of Confederation Exhibit to Commemorate Canada 150

Winnipeg, MB (February 9, 2017): Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Manitoba Museum opens a new temporary exhibit today entitled, Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History. Though Manitoba was not yet a province in 1867, the effects of Confederation on the Red River residents when their homeland was acquired by Canada were momentous. The Legacies of Confederation exhibit illustrates the massive consequences for the people and the irrevocable changes to their land – the land that became Manitoba. The exhibit highlights iconic artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s extensive collection, as well as some loaned items including the seldom seen walking stick used by Louis…

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BMO Financial Group Makes Major Donation to the Manitoba Museum Capital Campaign

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Winnipeg, MB (February 1, 2017):  BMO Financial Group is supporting the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign with a generous donation of $250,000. The year 2020 is going to be a landmark year in Manitoba as three major anniversaries are recognized – Manitoba Museum’s 50th, the province’s 150th, and HBC’s 350th. In preparation for this big event, the Manitoba Museum is renewing 42% of its galleries including the Urban Gallery, which features a component of an original 1880s Bank of Montreal building. Additionally, the Nonsuch, Grasslands, and Orientation Galleries will be renewed and a new Winnipeg Gallery will be opened. “We’ve had a great relationship doing business with…

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Tribute 2017 Ambassadors Announced by Manitoba Museum 

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Winnipeg, MB [January 26, 2017]: On Thursday, April 27 the Manitoba Museum’s Canada 150 Tribute dinner will honour the spirit of generosity and the leaders who are community builders in our province.  Many generous Manitobans have contributed to making this province strong, and have helped make Canada great. Manitoba is known as one of the most giving, charitable provinces; one that is also characterized by strong leaders who espouse a vibrant philanthropic spirit. Many of these individuals, who give from the heart and have a passion for making the world a better place, shun the spotlight and opt for “Anonymous” on the donor lists. Gregg Hanson C.M., FCPA, FCA and…

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MANITOBA MUSEUM AWARDS CONTRACT FOR BRINGING OUR STORIES FORWARD CAPITAL PROJECT

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Winnipeg, MB (January 13, 2017):  The Manitoba Museum has selected the Manitoba-based company Bockstael Construction as the general contractor, with AldrichPears Associates (APA), based in Vancouver, as the project lead for the Museum’s Gallery Renewal Project, Bringing Our Stories Forward. The $19 million project will see close to half of the Museum’s galleries undergo staged renewal over three years. Its 2020 end date will coincide with three other landmark anniversaries: the Province of Manitoba’s 150th, the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 350th, and the Manitoba Museum’s 50th. The Bringing Our Stories Forward project will see the Manitoba Museum’s galleries updated with exciting, contemporary perspectives on Manitoba history. Working in partnership with the…

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Think BIG this Summer with Manitoba Museum’s Feature Exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs!

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Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 9 2017: World’s Giant Dinosaurs, a never-before-seen exhibit, opens at the Manitoba Museum in the newly expanded Alloway Hall this May. Representing giant dinosaurs from around the globe, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with recreations of some of the largest animals that ever lived, from the enormous in stature, but small-brained, plant-eating Mamenchisaurus to the fearsome, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex. World’s Giant Dinosaurs includes fossils, casts, statues, robotics, videos and other media, as well as hands-on activities and a dino dig pit, illustrating the story of how dinosaurs evolved to such enormous sizes, and how they dominated life on land for well…

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NASA Moon Rock Lands at Manitoba Museum!

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Winnipeg MB (December 14, 2016): On December 14, a NASA Moon Rock lands at the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery for a limited time. This exhibit, presented by Magellan Aerospace, invites visitors to take in an authentic lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon in 1972. The rock is on loan to the Museum from NASA (the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The only other time a moon rock was in Manitoba was for four days in 1971. There will be more time to see the NASA Moon Rock exhibit this time – it won’t be taking off again until June 25, 2017. Visitors to this temporary…

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Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Manitoba Museum with a Nonsuch Christmas, Manitoba-Made Craft Sale & the Season of Light!

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Winnipeg MB (December 1, 2016): Visitors are invited to celebrate A Nonsuch Christmas at the Manitoba Museum. Decorated with holly, ivy and candles appropriate to 1668, activities in the Nonsuch Gallery include storytelling, singing and even a tour of the Nonsuch cargo hold Imagine what it was like at Christmas time in 1668. The season kicks off this weekend with the Museum’s first Holiday Artisan Market.  The Planetarium will also be featuring holiday-themed shows throughout December. The Holiday Artisan Market takes place December 3 & 4, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and features local crafters and Manitoba-made gift items. Artists such as Michael Lemer, who produces hand-made and wheel thrown…

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HBC History Foundation Makes Lead Gift to the Manitoba Museum Campaign

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Winnipeg, MB (November 29, 2016):  The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign – the campaign’s largest private donation to date. Once completed, the Bringing Our Stories Forward project will result in the renewal of 23,000 square feet, or 42% of the Museum`s gallery spaces, with upgrades to the Orientation, Grasslands and Nonsuch Galleries, and the construction of a new Winnipeg Gallery. The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation board issued the following statement: “HBC is a uniquely Canadian company, and it’s been interwoven with the development of the country as a whole for centuries. The…

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The Manitoba Museum Remembers Rolph Huband

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The Manitoba Museum offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Rolph Huband. Mr. Huband, a champion of Canadian history, was instrumental in establishing the Manitoba Museum as the home for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s replica Nonsuch and the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection of artifacts. Huband’s relationship with the Museum spanned three productive decades. Through his efforts, long-term security was achieved for the historic assets of the HBC, now in the public domain. He played a crucial role in the transfer of the HBC records and artifacts from Britain, and helped negotiate the permanent gift of the HBC Archives and Museum Collection to Canada. As the Winnipeg area played…

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Le gouvernement du Canada annonce un financement pour la restauration du Musée du Manitoba

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Le 9 novembre 2016 – Winnipeg – ministère du Patrimoine canadien L’honorable Jim Carr, ministre des Ressources naturelles et député de Winnipeg-Centre-Sud, a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 2,5 millions de dollars au Musée du Manitoba pour son projet « Bringing Our Stories Forward ». Le ministre Carr a fait cette annonce au nom de l’honorable Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien. Ce financement, que le gouvernement du Canada accorde dans le cadre du Fonds du Canada pour les espaces culturels, viendra revitaliser le Musée et lui permettra de faire vivre aux visiteurs une expérience interactive et stimulante. Le projet prévoit la rénovation de plusieurs galeries ainsi que l’achat d’équipement numérique…

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