Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML) includes 10,000+ historical artifacts and 4,000+ books. With their exclusive focus on traditional and contemporary handcrafts, the Museum and Library collections together form the only organization of its kind in Canada.
Since 2017, MCML has been located in the C2 Centre for Craft, in downtown Winnipeg; a 3,000 sq foot space dedicated to craft, and shared with the Manitoba Craft Council.
- Three exhibits annually in the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery
- One or two exhibits annually in the Heritage Gallery, with a focus on the museum collection
- Regular workshops, classes, lectures and other public programming
- Ethel Harrison Makers Corner, located in the library where visitors can regularly try new craft techniques, gaining tactile experiences with craft, and where they can take something home that they have made
- Library/reading room inviting public engagement with 4,000+ books, patterns, and journals
- C2 Shop featuring Manitoban Craft, ideal for visitors to the province and a local audience
• High-density storage area for the MCML’s craft collection and archival holdings
VISION: To inspire engagement with the art of craft
MISSION: Providing resources and a meeting place connecting people to craft
MANDATE: To collect, preserve and present historical and contemporary crafts within the cultural mosaic of Manitoba
CORE VALUES: Respecting the handmade, Fostering excellence, Sharing knowledge, Encouraging Participation, Ensuring Transparency