Man­i­toba Mu­seum wins na­tional award

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THE Man­i­toba Mu­seum has been hon­oured for pro­duc­ing the best new ex­hibit in Canada this year at the Canadian Mu­seum Ex­cel­lence Award cer­e­mony this week in Banff, Alta.

Lake Win­nipeg: Shared So­lu­tions won the award for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in ex­hi­bi­tions (for mu­se­ums with an­nual op­er­at­ing bud­gets over $1 mil­lion). Scott Young, the show’s cu­ra­tor and the mu­seum’s manager of science com­mu­ni­ca­tions and vis­i­tor ser­vices, says its is im­por­tant for mu­se­ums to tackle com­pli­cated en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

“This is one of the most ad­vanced science-based video games ever cre­ated,” says Young. “We re­ally hope this will help ex­plain the is­sue and il­lus­trate why it’s im­por­tant to take ac­tion now to save Lake Win­nipeg.”

Also at the event, mu­seum CEO Claudette Le­clerc was named a CMA Fel­low, the high­est form of recog­ni­tion be­stowed by the CMA. Her tire­less ded­i­ca­tion to the work of mu­se­ums in this coun­try was cited for her se­lec­tion.

“I am hon­oured to be re­ceiv­ing such a distinc­tion by my peers in the Canadian mu­seum world,” says Le­clerc. “Lead­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tion like the Man­i­toba Mu­seum is a priv­i­lege and I am truly hon­oured that CMA has rec­og­nized me as a fel­low.”

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