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.