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Renewed Nonsuch Gallery Open Again at Manitoba Museum

Renewed Nonsuch Gallery Open Again at Manitoba Museum

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The renewed Nonsuch Gallery is now open at the Manitoba Museum. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Nonsuch Gallery, the first of four at the Manitoba Museum to be renewed, is back in business.

The popular gallery reopened on Friday under new lighting and auditory effects to help the visitor experience in Deptford, England in 1669.

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Manitoba Museum Receiving $1.4M from Province for Gallery Renewal

Manitoba Museum Receiving $1.4M from Province for Gallery Renewal

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The Manitoba Museum’s Nonsuch gallery will be the first to be renewed as part of a capital campaign. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum will renew 42 percent of its galleries with new funding announced Thursday towards its capital renewal project.

The Bringing Our Stories Forward campaign is receiving a $400,000 donation from The Asper Foundation, with another $1.4 million committed by the province. Manitoba will also support private donations up to a maximum of $3.6 million. Gail Asper, president and trustee of The Asper Foundation, is also contributing $100,000.

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‘Snapshots of Canada’ Exhibit Opens at Manitoba Museum

‘Snapshots of Canada’ Exhibit Opens at Manitoba Museum

By Sarah Klein

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Snapshots of Canada runs February 7 to April 2 in Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

A new exhibit opened Wednesday at the Manitoba Museum, taking visitors on a tour of Canada’s triumphs, failures, and sacrifices.

Snapshots of Canada is an exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society, highlight some of the country’s cornerstones of history, including the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel.

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HMS Erebus Model from Franklin Expedition Coming to Manitoba Museum

HMS Erebus Model from Franklin Expedition Coming to Manitoba Museum

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A 1:40 scale model of the HMS Erebus will be on display at the Manitoba Museum January 26 to March 21, 2018. (HANDOUT)
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Marc-André Bernier setting a marine biology sampling quadrant on the port side of the HMS Erebus hull. (PARKS CANADA)

WINNIPEG — A scale model of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus will soon be on display at the Manitoba Museum.

The 1:40 scale model tells the story of Sir John Franklin‘s journey once he set sail from England in 1845 with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic.

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Manitoba Museum Dropping the Gloves with New Hockey Exhibit

Manitoba Museum Dropping the Gloves with New Hockey Exhibit

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Jacques Plante’s “pretzel” mask. Designed by W. A. Burchmore and E. T. P. Greenland, early 1960s. (CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY)

WINNIPEG — The puck will drop this summer on a new Manitoba Museum exhibit honouring the favourite year-round pastime of many Canadians — hockey.

Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion shares the story of Canada’s game and its role in our culture and communities nationwide.

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U.S. – Canada Relations Celebrated in New Exhibits at Manitoba Museum

U.S. – Canada Relations Celebrated in New Exhibits at Manitoba Museum

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Two new exhibits at the Manitoba Museum explore the history of U.S. – Canada relations. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two photographic exhibits at the Manitoba Museum is marking 150 years of Canadian relations with the United States.

Northern Stars: 150 Years of U.S. – Canada Relations, and Eyes on the Arctic: U.S. – Canadian Cooperation in the North are being put on by the U.S. Consul in Winnipeg.

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Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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Herman Wong, a University of Toronto engineering and photonics Phd. student, tests eclipse glasses with an ellipsometer at the University of Toronto on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lucas Timmons)

The rare celestial event, known as the solar eclipse, will align in the daytime sky on Monday, August 21 and the Manitoba Museum wants to make sure you don’t miss it.

The museum is hosting a free eclipse viewing party from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where the public can come and see the sun and the moon align on the museum’s plaza.

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