WINNIPEG — The provincial government is providing $10 million to the Manitoba Museum to rejuvenate itself.
The investment builds on the museum’s capital renewal plan, which will see upgrades to the Orientation, Grasslands and Nonsuch Galleries, as well as the construction of a new Winnipeg Gallery.
Planned upgrades under the “Bringing Our Stories Forward” banner are expected to take three years to complete and will open in 2020 to coincide with Manitoba’s 150th celebration, Hudson’s Bay Company 350th anniversary and the Manitoba Museum’s 50th anniversary.
“Museum visitors will be offered enhanced and contemporized stories of Manitoba with a strong focus on Indigenous people, immigration, first contact and trade, and the connection between people and nature,” said Scott Craig, chair, board of governors at the Manitoba Museum.
Additional funding for the $16 million proposal will come from other levels of government and the private sector. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2016.