A number of museums in Western Manitoba have received funding through a provincial program.
The Manitoba government is allocating a total of $240,000 to 30 recipients of the Community Museum Project Support Program.
The Community Museum Project Support Program supports one-time initiatives and/or unique opportunities to advance reconciliation, equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, COVID-19 recovery and/or collections management.
Westman recipients include:
Brandon General Museum and Archives ($8,000);
Brandon Museum Inc. (Daly House) ($10,000);
JAV David Museum ($11,688);
Minnedosa District Museum and Heritage Village Corp. ($5,040)
The program supports up to 100 per cent of project costs to a maximum of $25,000 to non-profit community museums focused on conserving, preserving and interpreting their collections.
The non-profit community museums were selected based on prioritizing projects that advance the program’s goals including:
five initiatives that will advance reconciliation;
one project that will advance equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion;
six projects that will support COVID-19 recovery; and
18 initiatives that will improve collections management activities in community museums.