Conservation of a Victorian Memorial Wreath

A Victorian memorial wreath on exhibition at the Bonar Law site, had suffered some disfiguring damage over the years. NB Heritage Branch asked the New Brunswick Museum for assistance with examining and stabilizing the object. Conservator Dee Stubbs-Lee is up for the challenge!                 The

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New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award 2019

Call for Submissions New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award 2019 Deadline: Monday, 4 November 2019 The Marco Polo Quilters Guild and the New Brunswick Museum are proud to present the biennial, juried New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award (2019). The award winning quilt will be purchased for the permanent collection of the

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New hairy exhibition sure to grow on (!) all visitors

The New Brunswick Museum is excited to host Disheveling! An ExtraordinHAIRY Exhibition, produced by the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum in collaboration with Télé-Québec and contribution from Heritage Canada, from October 5, 2019 to 26 January, 2020. All are welcome (especially children!) to attend the free exhibition opening on Saturday, October

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New exhibition explores the health challenges faced by astronauts in space

The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Health in Space: Daring to Explore, a special exhibition developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, one of three museums under Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency from September

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How Many Ways To Skin A Frog?

Andrew Sullivan, Zoology Technician, NBM Department of Natural History The New Brunswick Museum research collection houses over 11,000 individual wet-preserved amphibians and reptiles stored in jars of 70% ethanol. Wet specimens provide anatomical and biogeographic data and can be a source for many methods of analysis. For example, several species

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QUILTS : Made with love and conserved with care

Dee Stubbs-Lee, Conservator Peter Larocque, Curator of NB Cultural History & Art NBM Conservator Dee Stubbs-Lee and volunteer Marilyn Peabody spent many weeks this winter preparing 12 historic and contemporary floral themed quilts from the NBM’s extensive quilt collections for the exhibition Bouquet of Quilts. A detailed assessment was made

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2019 New Brunswick Museum’s BiotaNB Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural Area

The 2019 New Brunswick Museum Centre for Biodiversity Research BiotaNB project will soon be underway! From June 26 to July 9, more than 50 experts, volunteers and students from across Canada will descend for the first of a two year study of the biodiversity of the Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural

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Old Ladies’ Home Grant from Community Foundation: Senior Access Program at NBM

New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is pleased to announce a new Senior Access Program made possible by a bequest from the Old Ladies’ Home through the Community Foundation. NBM’s new program, currently in the development phase, will reduce barriers to access the New Brunswick Museum. The Seniors’ Tea and Tour, delivered

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“Know Your Own Artists” Series at the NBM – Commemorations – Vita Plume

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) invites the public to the free opening of a new exhibition of work by New Brunswick artist Vita Plume, the first artist in a series of four from the popular continuing exhibition series Know Your Own Artist. As part of the NBM’s mandate to recognize,

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New Brunswick Museum wants to hear about your bats

New Brunswick’s bats have been decimated by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that affects bats during hibernation. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development, New Brunswick Museum Curator of Zoology Dr. Donald McAlpine and NBM Research Associate and Trent University PhD candidate Karen Vanderwolf

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