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Manitoba Museum Records $217K Budget Surplus

June 20, 2014 10:17 AM | Entertainment

The Manitoba MuseumThe Manitoba Museum has recorded a surplus of $217,000, marking no increases in its operational funding budget for the fourth consecutive year.

“2013-2014 was a very successful year for the museum, with record-breaking numbers of students participating in our Wrapped programs and the opening of Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions exhibit,” said Claudette Leclerc, CEO of the Manitoba Museum. “It was also our 22nd consecutive year with a balanced budget, thanks to the tireless efforts for our staff and volunteers.”

The museum operates with an annual budget of $6.6 million, which helped it put on popular exhibits such as “Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed” and “Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions,” the most ambitious exhibit in the history of the Science Gallery.

Over the past 12 months, the museum welcomed 319,531 visitors through its doors, including 97,000 school children.