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Save 15%* on all membership purchases from December 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Museum membership is the simplest and most economical way to take advantage of the history-, science- and space-themed learning opportunities we offer all year long. Join our membership family today by using promo code wintersale at checkout, visiting the box office during regular hours, or calling 204-988-0647. BUY A MEMBERSHIP *cannot be combined with other discount ...
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Opening March 2016 Franklin Museum Network brings together 10 museums across the country Project shares ongoing story of Franklin Expedition through pop-up displays, programming Partner museums to host displays in winter 2016 TORONTO, December 1, 2015 - The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Parks Canada (PCA) have confirmed the participation of 10 venues, including the ROM, in the Franklin Museum Network. Joining the coast-to-coast network are the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Quebec); Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Alberta); Manitoba Museum (Winnipeg); Nattilik Heritage Centre (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut); Musée maritime du Québec (L'Islet); New Brunswick Museum (Saint John); Nova Scotia Museums (Halifax); Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria); and the Vancouver Maritime ...
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Tribute to H. Sanford Riley C.M., O.M., LLD Winnipeg, MB (November 3, 2015): The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce that its annual Tribute will honour H. Sanford Riley C.M., O.M., LLD on Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Manitoba Day! The Museum’s Tribute celebrates the contributions of individuals or organizations whose leadership and philanthropy have shaped our city and province. The event, emceed by Honourary Chair Nick Logan, will take place in the Museum’s Alloway Hall. The Manitoba Museum Board of Governors Chair, Scott Craig says, “Sanford Riley’s leadership in the business community and philanthropy have made an extraordinary contribution to our province and we are honoured to pay ...
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Join us in November for our third annual Love Thy Nonsuch month. We are celebrating all things Nonsuch, and raising funds to help with the important and ongoing work that keeps the Nonsuch healthy. Visit us Sundays in November as the Nonsuch Gallery comes to life with special programming from 1:00-4:00 pm. All events are included with admission to the Museum Galleries, or Museum membership. Full program details are available ...
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Temporary Exhibit, November 5, 2015 – April 10, 2016 The phrase, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote,” was uttered by Manitoba’s Premier Sir Rodmond Roblin during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung. We chose it as the title for an exhibit commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the right to vote for women in Manitoba. On January 28, 1916, the Manitoba Legislature amended the Manitoba Election Act and for the first time in the province’s history, some (but not all) women could vote in provincial elections. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of this event. "Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote" outlines the causes, the contradictions, and the people involved in ...
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Investment of $10 Million will Rejuvenate Manitoba Museum, Improve Experience for Manitoba Families: Premier Selinger Manitoba families will benefit from better visitor experience and new displays thanks to a $10 million investment by the province, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “The Manitoba Museum is a cherished cultural asset that tells the story of our shared history and we support plans to improve and expand their wonderful facility,” Premier Selinger said.  “We are excited to support the largest renewal in the history of the museum to ensure that it continues to be a source of pride and family fun for generations to come.” The museum plans to bring the Manitoba story ...
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Manitoba families will benefit from better visitor experience and new displays thanks to a $10 million investment by the province, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “The Manitoba Museum is a cherished cultural asset that tells the story of our shared history and we support plans to improve and expand their wonderful facility,” Premier Selinger said.  “We are excited to support the largest renewal in the history of the museum to ensure that it continues to be a source of pride and family fun for generations to come.” The museum plans to bring the Manitoba story forward through upgrades to the Orientation, Grasslands and Nonsuch Galleries, as well as the ...
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October 3, 2015 to April 24, 2016 National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers takes visitors on a journey to the world's wildest places. Earth Explorers introduces visitors to the daring men and women who go farther than anyone else to discover new places. Come explore five of the planet's most spectacular eco-zones - including polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains, caves and savannas. Each area hosts hands-on activities and displays the kinds of stunning visuals for which National Geographic is famous. What Visitors Can Do Climb into an actual off-road explorer vehicle Take a deep-sea dive in a 3-D submersible Soar in the virtual hot air balloon over the African ...
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On  August 12, The Manitoba Museum opened two new permanent exhibits within the Parklands Mixed Woods Gallery, We Are All Treaty People and The Berens Family Collection Exhibit. The former marks the first time that all eight Manitoba Treaty medals will be presented as a group, the completion of a project that was years in the making and the latter adds background on Treaty 5, as told through the story of Chief Jacob Berens and his family. This new exhibit signals a historic event, uniting all the medals which figure in Manitoba’s Treaty history. We Are All Treaty People uses historic photographs to take viewers back to the moment ...
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Ten treasures from the Canadian Museum of History's National Collection are on now on display at The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. Admission to the display is complimentary with the purchase of a Museum Gallery ticket. Until August 27, visitors to The Manitoba Museum will have a unique opportunity to see, first-hand, some of the most prized artifacts from the collections of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. These ten artifacts include: Canada's oldest known hockey stick (c. 1830); The revolver believed to have been used to kill Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Fathers of Confederation; The "Last Spike" in Canada's transcontinental railway; The uniform worn by one ...
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TRADE: Materials and Ideas in Transition is now open in the Museum Gallery’s Discovery Room. Curated by Kevin Brownlee and Amelia Fay, the exhibit contrasts ethnographic collections with archaeological materials and explores how we interpret what is found. In looking at the artefacts of the Fur Trade we see a remarkable blending of material culture. Neither First Nations nor Europeans could claim their technology was superior. The situation was much more complex, where materials and ideas blended to produce a material culture that drew on the knowledge and strengths of each group. Just as First Nations peoples re-worked and reused certain European-made items to better suit their needs, many First ...
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New temporary exhibit ventures to Earth’s spectacular eco-zones Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, a new touring exhibit which opens at The Manitoba Museum on October 3, 2015. Highlighting earth’s spectacular eco-zones—polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African savannah -- Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Learn about the daring men and women who venture into dangerous and remote parts of the world to discover new places, help protect our planet’s biodiversity and unearth new scientific discoveries. This traveling exhibit, great for kids, is on display at the ...
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The Manitoba Museum took home two awards at the CASCade (Canadian Association of Science Centres) Awards in Edmonton on Saturday, May 30th. Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions won for Best Exhibit -- Large Institution and Museum Program. Museum Program Developer Anya Moodie-Foster won for Outstanding Project or Program Leadership for the programming for Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed. “We had so many great partners and a great team who all worked really hard on the exhibit,” said the Museum’s Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences Scott Young, who was one of the curators of the Lake Winnipeg exhibit and was onhand to accept the award. “We see the payoff ...
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The Manitoba Museum will expand and modernize Alloway Hall, its main exhibition gallery, with more than $5.3 million in support from the governments of Canada and Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation, Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux and Rick Frost, chief executive officer, The Winnipeg Foundation, announced today. “The Government of Canada knows that cultural institutions are important generators of economic growth, jobs and wealth in our communities,” said Minister Glover.  “We are proud to support the renovation and expansion of Alloway Hall, so that Manitobans can continue to enjoy world-class exhibits in a state-of-the-art facility for years ...
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Starting March 1, save 15% on all membership purchases. Museum membership is the simplest and most economical way to take advantage of the history-, science- and space-themed learning opportunities we offer all year long. Join our membership family today by using promo code SPRINGSALE at checkout, visiting the box office during regular hours, or calling 204-988-0647. BUY A ...
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Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions recently won a Summit International Award for its Lake Winnipeg Watershed Simulator. Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, NGX Interactive and The Manitoba Museum were named a Gold Award winner in the 2014 Summit Creative Award® competition for the creative work on the Lake Winnipeg exhibit. The Summit Creative Award (SCA) recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Celebrating its 20th year, the SCA has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted ...
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