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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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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Message from New Brunswick Museum CEO

Hello, Many people are wondering when the New Brunswick Museum’s Exhibition Centre and Archives & Research Library and Collections & Research Centre will be re-opening to the public. As of today, re-opening dates have not been confirmed. The New Brunswick Museum is continuing to take the advice of Public Health

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Calling All New Brunswickers – children and adults!

Join our contest for a chance to win a prize to be a part of history in the making. Take this opportunity to record this historic event for future generations. Tell us your stories about the activities, events and thoughts you’re experiencing during this pandemic. Imagine having your descendants read

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Closure notice – COVID-19

Considering the developments related to COVID-19, the New Brunswick Museum will be closed until further notice. This includes the Market Square Exhibition Centre and the Douglas Avenue Collections and Research Centre. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Notice – COVID-19

With regard to the COVID-19 virus, the New Brunswick Museum’s priority is the health and safety of our staff and visitors.  As the Provincial Museum, we adhere to protocols and direction provided to us by the Province of New Brunswick.  Further, New Brunswick Museum specific protocols and measures will be

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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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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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