Relaunching Samuel William Hopey’s “King of the Fleet”

King of the Fleet – the Sequel (Conservator’s Perspective) Dee Stubbs-Lee, NBM Conservator In 2017, I received a message that the Humanities Department was considering the acquisition of a shadow box ship model for the NBM collections. There was a passing mention that “perhaps it needed a little bit of

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New Brunswick Day 2022 – A selection of 150-year-old images of the province extracted from the Canadian Illustrated News

In recognition of New Brunswick Day 2022, a selection of 150-year-old images of the province extracted from the Canadian Illustrated News is being featured. All the works are in the collection of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM). The Canadian Illustrated News was published between 1869 and 1883 by George-Édouard Desbarats

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New Brunswick Museum’s Edwin Tappan Adney Artifacts Featured at Carleton County Historical Society

The New Brunswick Museum is very pleased to collaborate with the Carleton County Historical Society to feature some artifacts made by renowned New Brunswick historian, Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950). Three of the New Brunswick Museum’s scale model canoes made by Adney will be included in the Carleton County Historical Society’s

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One Day Only! New Brunswick Museum Displays Treasured Uniform at Albert County Museum

The New Brunswick Museum is very pleased to collaborate with the Albert County Historical Society (Albert County Museum & R.B. Bennett Centre) on a special feature display of the Privy Councillor Uniform Jacket that belonged to Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett (later Viscount Bennett).   This richly embroidered jacket was worn

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The New Brunswick Museum participated in Museum Week 2022

The New Brunswick Museum participated in #MuseumWeek2022 on its social media channels. This is a worldwide event, with participants sharing content on 7 themes with 7 hashtags over the 7 days of the event, from 13-19 June. June 13: #InnovationMW The Reviving Our Memories program, launched in 2021, is a

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New Brunswick Mat Registry Success – Fundraising Goal Reached

The New Brunswick Museum and the New Brunswick Mat Registry are pleased to announce that they have successfully reached their Fundraising Campaign goal of $70,000. Meeting this goal means the Museum and Registry can now provide critical funding for a permanent Virtual Exhibition -Sharing our New Brunswick Mat Hooking Heritage

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A Major Gift of Late Georgian and Early Victorian New Brunswick Portraiture

A Major Gift of Late Georgian and Early Victorian New Brunswick Portraiture The Gift of Anne Baker in Memory of the Walker Family Introduction In 2021, the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) received an extremely important collection of late Georgian and early Victorian provincial portraiture. Thanks to the generosity of Anne

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An Update on the Work of the Museum

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is currently working with the board, staff and management of the New Brunswick Museum to identify a permanent location in Saint John for a revitalized New Brunswick Museum. This process is proceeding deliberately with the technical input from staff at the New Brunswick

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Black History Month – February 2022

The New Brunswick Museum collection of work by New Brunswick artists comprises about 2500 works depicting people, places, things and ideas.  In addition to providing a better understanding of the province, these paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture provide access to many stories.  As collections are better documented, digitized and made

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GENERAL DOMVILLE in Split, Croatia

The fine art collection of the Croatian Maritime Museum Split holds the portrait of a sailing vessel which played an important role in New Brunswick’s maritime history. The oil on canvas showing a three-masted wooden sailing ship, the General Domville, dates from the second half of the 19th century. Unusually,

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