Dr. Melissa Funke discusses classical influence on Manitoba monuments

Tue. Jul. 6, 2021

Dr. Melissa Funke, who has studied classical influences on Manitoba's legislative grounds, was interviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press and on CBC Radio following the toppling and beheading of the Queen Victoria statue. Dr. Funke considers the classical and colonial influences on the monuments and architecture on the Legislative building and grounds, and discusses how the current memorials aren't reflective of today's societal values.

Read the Winnipeg Free Press article (login required): Existing memorials may lack mainstream embrace

Listen to the CBC Radio interview: What comes next for the Manitoba Legislature after statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth were torn down?