New Welcome Gallery opens at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum | News and media

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Released April 22, 2022

The next big thing has happened! The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) has opened a new gallery titled Home: Life in the Anthropocene.

The gallery highlights the relationship between people and our environment, as well as the benefits that nature provides.

“This is an exciting time for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross. “We are thrilled to have a new attraction that will attract visitors from across our province. As Saskatchewan’s provincial museum, the RSM continues to offer new, world-class experiences to its visitors.

Curated by RSM’s Dr. Glenn Sutter and designed by RSM’s John Snell, the Home Gallery explores a range of issues facing Saskatchewan and the rest of the world. With its focus on species at risk, climate impacts and other important issues, it represents an exciting new chapter for visitors and RMS programs.

“This new gallery was made possible through the skills and hard work of scientists, educators, artists, designers, exhibits staff and many of RSM’s construction teams,” said Ross. “It was funded by the province and through public donations.”

Visitors to the gallery will be able to:

  • See how humanity leaves its mark on the geological record.
  • Get closer to species currently at risk in the province.
  • Watch video presentations that show how Saskatchewan is connected to global issues.
  • Learn different ways to connect with nature, especially through music.

“The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is thrilled with the new Welcome Gallery,” said Andrea Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. “We would like to thank the many individuals, families, organizations and associations who have supported Friends over the years. These donations enable Friends to support RSM’s programs and services, including the development of this exciting new gallery.”

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is a non-profit charitable organization that works with the RSM to provide educational opportunities and services, including funding for new exhibits, programs and scientific research. All of these are essential to help preserve Saskatchewan’s rich natural and human history for generations to come.

To learn more about the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s world-class programming and research, visit https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/Facebook (@royalsaskmuseum), Twitter (@royalsaskmuseum), Instagram (@royalsaskmuseum) and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/royalsaskmuseum.

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For more information contact:

Jamie Gibson
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-527-8152
Email: [email protected]

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