By Tyler Sutherland
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum has made it 23 consecutive years by staying out of the red.
The museum has recorded another balanced operating budget with a $294,000 surplus from its $6.6 million annual budget.
The museum brought in 294,532 visitors through its doors over the last 12 months, including 90,496 school students for curriculum-based programs and 59,103 visitors attending free of charge through their Access for All program.
“From opening cutting-edge exhibitions to receiving community awards for the economic and social impact of our institution, we are truly humbled by the level of support and recognition that the work of the museum has garnered,” said Jeoff Chipman, board chair and president and CEO of Stevenson Group Inc.
This year’s highlighted exhibits were We Are All Treaty People in collaboration with the Treaty Commission of Manitoba and Commissioner James Wilson, hosting the original Victoria Cross medals awarded nearly 100 years ago to three Winnipeg soldiers, The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea: Fossil Vertebrates from the Manitoba Escarpment, and Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship in Alloway Hall, among others.