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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 ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
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  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, ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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(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 ...
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“Rocket” Richard’s ring, Maurice Richard’s Stanley Cup championship ring, Montréal, QC, 1959 © Canadian Museum of History A tremendously skilled hockey player, Maurice “Rocket” Richard gained a heroic stature that transcended his on-ice career. By the end of his life, he had become a living legend. (Winnipeg, MB July 5, 2018): From small ponds to massive arenas and from living rooms to boardrooms, hockey matters to Canadians. It’s a thrilling game to play and watch, a rite of passage for children, a cornerstone of popular culture, and a big business. Above all, hockey is a national obsession that brings Canadians together. Now, the Manitoba Museum is getting into the game ...
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  (Winnipeg, MB: June 22, 2018)  At its Annual General Meeting on June 22, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2017-2018 marks its 26th consecutive balanced budget. It was an outstanding year. The Museum maintained its financial health, presented a ground-shifting exhibition for Canada 150, and began the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery as the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project got underway. Spirit Lines, the Museum’s third northern outreach project, won the prestigious Governor General’s History Award and delivered new innovative education and public programs. A balanced budget was achieved in great part to increased admission revenues, steady donations and sponsorship, and growth in Museum memberships. “We remain fiscally ...
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One of the eight Treaty medals in the Museum's collection, the Treaty No. 1 Medal (HBC-57-53) commemorates the Treaty negotiated at Lower Fort Garry in 1871. The medal denotes the binding nature of Canada’s promises to First Nations people. (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum is proud to be one of over 100 organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to join the City of Winnipeg in their commitment to reconciliation by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony at City Hall yesterday. “The Manitoba Museum has a long history of working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, and we are very excited to join the Indigenous Accord,” says ...
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Two evenings of music celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery  (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) are excited to present back-to-back evenings of music, July 3 and 4, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery. Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium as we celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Musicians from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will expand your horizons with a concert of shimmering celestial compositions inspired by space, time and vision. Enveloping images of the stars, the sky, and the universe will elevate the sounds of the ...
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(Winnipeg, MB: June 8, 2018) The Manitoba Museum officially re-opened the Nonsuch Gallery today, marking the completion of the first of four galleries to be renewed as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. The Nonsuch is one of the Museum’s most iconic artifacts – both as a touchstone experience for Museum visitors and as a symbol of the creation of the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company. Before renewal, the Nonsuch Gallery replicated Deptford, England in 1668. The Nonsuch was about to set sail on the journey that would eventually launch Hudson’s Bay Company and establish global commerce in Western Canada. The renewed gallery sees this narrative ...
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Province’s Largest Annual Free Birthday Party Welcomes 8,600 Visits at Manitoba Museum Winnipeg, MB (May 14): The biggest birthday party of the year welcomed 8,600 visitors to the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as the province marked its 148th anniversary. Visitors got to double up on the fun with an additional reason to celebrate as the Planetarium celebrated its 50th anniversary of opening on May 15, 1968. Line-ups coursed through the lower level as hundreds of families took in Planetarium Laser Shows designed for families, and waited for an opportunity to take their turn in the Science Gallery. Steady streams of Museum-goers filed through the Museum Galleries with many ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (May 11, 2018): The Manitoba Museum is celebrating the Planetarium’s 50th anniversary this year. On May 15, 1968, thanks to the generosity of the Saiyde and Samuel Bronfman Foundation, the doors to the Planetarium star theatre were officially opened by Lieutenant Governor Richard Bowles – before the the Manitoba Museum, just after the March opening of the Concert Hall, and before the first moon landing. The Planetarium was a part of the Manitoba Centennial Centre complex built in celebration of both Canada’s centennial in 1967, and Manitoba’s in 1970. Over the past five decades, the Planetarium has seen some significant changes, both in terms of the state-of-the-art ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 3, 2018)   The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce The Asper Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project with a donation of $400,000. The Museum is also happy to share the news that Gail Asper and Michael Paterson have made a personal $100,000 gift to the Project. The Renewal Project will see the renewal of 42% of the Museum’s galleries including Grasslands, Nonsuch, Orientation, and Urban, as well as the creation of a new Winnipeg Gallery. This funding commitment comes in tandem with an announcement today by Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox that the provincial government will invest ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 7, 2018): Canada’s triumphs, failures, and sacrifices are on display at the Manitoba Museum in a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society. Showcasing unforgettable images and thought-provoking texts, Snapshots of Canada opens on February 7, 2018, in the Museum’s Alloway Hall. From the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel to Paul Henderson’s winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series, from the deportation of Japanese-Canadians after the Second World War to the standoff at Oka, the exhibition pairs 50 powerful photographs with texts by well-known Canadian historians, authors, and journalists. “The exhibition Snapshots of Canada is a journey through the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2018): It’s all about sea-faring adventures at the Manitoba Museum these days. he Nonsuch Gallery is being renewed. A team of ship rigging experts will be attending to the ropes of the Nonsuch. A curator will talk about her “expedition tourism” adventure. A scale model of the Franklin Expedition’slong-lostt HMS Erebus wreck will be on display. It’s Not a Pirate Ship! Stories of Modern Day Rigging Saturday, February 10 • 2 to 3 pm Over the next few months, one of the Manitoba Museum’s most beloved artifacts – the Nonsuch – is undergoing a complete re-rigging to update her ropes, clean her sails, and bring her ...
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LIMITED TIME! Winnipeg, MB (January 18, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received a scale model representing the wreck of HMS Erebus and its surrounding debris field, just as it was first seen by Parks Canada underwater archaeologists on September 2, 2014. The 1:40 scale model can be viewed in the Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery between January 26 and March 21, 2018. The model helps to tell the story of the Franklin Expedition, when Sir John Franklin set sail from England in 1845 with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada's Arctic. The ships and crews vanished and dozens of search ...
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