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Category Archives: News

Manitoba Museum Publishes Book Detailing the Recovery, Study, and Reburial of an Ancient Indigenous Ancestor

Winnipeg, MB (January 29, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is proud to announce the release of a new publication entitled, Dibaajimindww Geteyaag: Ogiiyose, Noojigiigoo’iwe gaye Dibinawaag Nibiing Onji or, as translated into English, Stories of the Old Ones: Hunter and Fisher from Sheltered Water. Written by Kevin Brownlee, Curator of Archeology at the Manitoba Museum, this fascinating chronicle was twenty years in the making.   Four thousand years ago, a young man was laid to rest along the shores of the Lee River in southeastern Manitoba. The discovery of his remains and personal belongings in 1997 led to the development of a collaborative research project among Sagkeeng Anicinabe Government, the provincial Historic Resources Branch, and the…

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Untame Valentine’s Day with Wild Romance at Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2019): You think humans go through a lot for love? Some animals go through considerably more trouble than a puff of perfume or a dab of hair gel – imagine growing an extra 35 kg of headgear, going without food for two weeks, or engaging in life-threatening battles! Come and see how it’s done in nature at the Manitoba Museum on Valentine’s Day. At Wild Romance, you’ll see that humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy date night. This fun-filled science-based evening is perfect for groups of friends, couples, or singles looking (or not looking) for love! This After Hours event takes place on February 14…

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The Manitoba Legislature Hosts “NICE WOMEN DON’T WANT THE VOTE” An Exhibition Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Manitoba Women Winning the Right to Vote

Winnipeg, MB (January 9, 2019): Taking its title from a phrase uttered by Manitoba’s illustrious Premier, Sir Rodmond Roblin, during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” is an exhibition that was developed by the Manitoba Museum to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote on January 28, 1916. The exhibition opened at the Manitoba Museum in 2015  and has since travelled to locations throughout Manitoba as well as Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec including the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and has been enjoyed by more than 70,000 visitors.   The Manitoba Legislature will host the exhibition as its…

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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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RESEARCHER FROM MANITOBA MUSEUM RECEIVES 2018 BRUCE NAYLOR AWARD

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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MANITOBA MUSEUM TO HOST JAW-DROPPING ANATOMICAL SAFARI

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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