Wall pocket by an unknown Gwich’in artist, Yukon, pre-1901, is an example of the dispersal of Métis-style beading throughout the far north, which accelerated after the Riel Rebellion. From the Hudson’s Bay Company Collection.
Manitoba Museum Beading Collection Tour with Maureen Matthews
The tour is currently full, if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list in case of cacellations please call 204-949-9490. The tour is free but does not include admission to the entire museum.
The Métis were known as the Flower Beadwork People. Learn about the history of this Manitoba tradition from curator Maureen Matthews who will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the Manitoba Museum's extensive beadwork collection.
Dr. Maureen Matthews is Curator of Cultural Anthropology at the Manitoba Museum. Before joining the museum, Dr. Matthews made award-winning CBC radio documentaries featuring native language speakers, and she has continued to emphasize the value of native languages and the wisdom and humour of native people.