MCML Through The Years

Canada’s Only Museum of Craft – Our Story. Dedicated to preserving the heritage, teaching the student, inspiring the artist, and promoting a way of life that values the hand-made, the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library has its origins in the early years of the Crafts Guild of Manitoba. The Guild was formed in 1928 as a branch of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, and in 1933 that group established both a Permanent Collection and Library.
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Photograph of a newspaper photo of Gladys Chown working at her tapestry loom. Gladys Chown was an active member and served on the board from many years during the beginning stages of the guild. Our library is named after her.

Photograph of a newspaper photo of Gladys Chown working at her tapestry loom. Gladys Chown was an active member and served on the board from many years during the beginning stages of the guild. Our library is named after her.

Photograph of women weaving in the interior of the guild.  Gladys Chown at her tapestry loom.

Photograph of women weaving in the interior of the guild. Gladys Chown at her tapestry loom.

Renovated library area with new paint, signs and a recently acquired hooked rug by Nydia Peterson. Have you ever looked in the vertical file? There are tons of patterns, small booklets and other gems full of information.

Renovated library area with new paint, signs and a recently acquired hooked rug by Nydia Peterson. Have you ever looked in the vertical file? There are tons of patterns, small booklets and other gems full of information.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

The library as you see it when you walk in.

The library as you see it when you walk in.

Check out the new location for the TV which usually shows a slideshow of artifacts from the museum collection and notices for upcoming events. But now it can be used by class instructors, for artist talks or for meetings.

Check out the new location for the TV which usually shows a slideshow of artifacts from the museum collection and notices for upcoming events. But now it can be used by class instructors, for artist talks or for meetings.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

A splash of color and a new layout to give us more space for exhibitions and programing. A nice fresh look as we move forward.

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