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Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg)

Incorporated in 1965 by two Acts of the Manitoba Legislature, the Museum (opened July 1970) and Planetarium (opened May 1968) were designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates. The buildings were joined as the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. It was later renamed the Manitoba Museum.

Managing Directors / Executive Directors

Period

Managing Director / Executive Director

1970-1988

H. David Hemphill (1933-2009)

1988-1997

Joanne DiCosimo

1998-2021

Claudette Leclerc

2021-?

Dorota Blumczynska

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Museum and Planetarium

Manitoba Museum and Planetarium (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Entrance to the Manitoba Museum

Entrance to the Manitoba Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Nonsuch gallery at the Manitoba Museum

Nonsuch gallery at the Manitoba Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90043, W97.13663
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Museum

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Steinkopf Gardens (Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Civic Auditorium (200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathcona Hotel / Cornwall Hotel (567 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strand Theatre / Strand Theatre No. 1 / Beacon Theatre (557 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“New chief assesses his role in Musem of Man and Nature,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1970, page 12.

We thank George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2021

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