Pandemic Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_oqRGIRbpw At the beginning of April 2020, we asked New Brunswickers to participate in our pandemic stories contest, “Calling all New Brunswickers.” A total of 77 participants shared with us personal first-hand accounts, recording their experiences during Covid-19. Archival staff at the New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library eagerly

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An exceptional table by Bruce Gray recently added to New Brunswick Museum’s Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners

As part of the ongoing development of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners curated by the New Brunswick Museum, a coffee table made by 2019 Strathbutler laureate, Bruce Gray of Kars, NB, has been recently acquired. Gray’s recent work, Earth (2020), is made from a unique piece

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Colonel Edward Colpitts Weyman

Born on 27 August 1882 in Lower Millstream, Kings County, New Brunswick,[1] Edward Colpitts Weyman was the son of Charles Wesley Weyman (1833-18 November 1927) and Naomi Lulu Dunfield (22 February 1852-11 April 1913). Edward Weyman was an academic; he received several university degrees including a BA (1902) from UNB,

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Lieutenant Arthur Clair Gilmour

26 May 1893 – 6 March 1918  Arthur Clair Gilmour was born in Saint John, NB, on 26 May 1893 to Arthur Burrell Gilmour and Helen Bertha Jenks.[1] Gilmour worked as a men’s clothier and furnisher and also served in the active militia as part of the 62nd Regiment (Saint

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Agents of Deterioration with NBM Conservator Dee Stubbs-Lee

Introduction Have you ever wondered what causes objects to fall apart or deteriorate over time? Whether in museums or in our own homes, the causes are similar. Every day at museums around the world, Conservators combine the arts and the sciences to preserve collections from the many factors that can

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The Army Train, February – May 1942

The Army Train was a 15 car railway train containing displays of arms, clothing, equipment etc., and was authorized by the Canadian Department of National Defence to assist in the sale of Victory Bonds and to act as a stimulus to the recruitment of more soldiers, by presenting a visual

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In Remembrance of Veterans

The military history collection at the New Brunswick Museum effectively began after the First World War when veterans returning from overseas began to donate their uniforms, weapons and memorabilia including captured enemy souvenirs. Thereafter, the collection deepened and broadened to include the present significant holdings of New Brunswick peace time militia uniforms from the 19th through the early 20th century

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Ask an Expert

Connecting You to Museum Professionals! Have you ever made an observation and wanted to know more? Curious minds across New Brunswick have been sending their questions to the experts in our departments. We invite you to follow our “Ask an Expert” blog, where each month our staff will share their

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Meet Our Students 2020

Antoine Rodier Buc, France Master of Business Administration Sales & Business Development University of New Brunswick, Saint John What do you like most about your role at NBM? “My role at the NBM is to assist the boutique digital marketing strategy. I like that I have been allowed to support

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Preserving the semi-fossilized bones of two walrus from the Bay of Fundy

For a year, NBM Conservator Dee Stubbs-Lee has been working to preserve the semi-fossilized bones of two walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) from the Bay of Fundy; a partial skull and a single tusk from a second individual. These ice-age fossils are roughly 10,000 years old! Both were dredged up by First

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