WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum will be able to renew nearly half of its galleries with a $1 million grant from the Winnipeg Foundation.
The grant will support the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project, supporting a refresh to 42 percent 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 to be renewed and reopened in June 2018.
“The Manitoba Museum is honoured to have been a recipient of funding from the Foundation for various exhibitions and programs over several decades — most recently the Foundation supported the expansion of the Museum’s Alloway Hall, the first step of the Museum’s Capital Renewal Vision,” said James Cohen, chair of the Manitoba Museum Board of Governors, in a release.
The new Winnipeg Gallery will feature a theatre with a large-screen video and photo montage timeline of Winnipeg’s notable and rich history. Complementing this overview will be a variety of multimedia exhibits and artifact cases that explore themes important to Winnipeg’s growth as a city.
The Winnipeg Gallery is set to open in fall of 2019, with Grasslands and Orientation Galleries opening in 2020, in time for the Manitoba Museum’s 50th anniversary and the province of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.