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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NBM paleontology researchers identify footprint of new species at Famous Alabama Fossil Site (Union Chapel Mines fossil site)

A recent paper written by Olivia King, Geology & Paleontology summer research assistant in the NBM Department of Natural History and M.Sc. candidate at Saint Mary’s University, Matt Stimson, NBM Assistant Curator of Geology and Paleontology, and Ph.D. student at Saint Mary’s University, and Dr. Spencer Lucas, Curator of Paleonotology

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The New Brunswick Museum celebrates National Nursing Week with this blog dedicated to 100+ years of the Nursing Association of New Brunswick

The Nursing Association of New Brunswick (NANB) plays a vital role in healthcare in the province. Under the Nurses Act, NANB is legally responsible to protect the public by regulating members of the nursing profession in New Brunswick. NANB donated a significant collection to the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) of

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The New Brunswick Museum Collections Continue to Inspire Artists – Art meets Science in Jared Betts’ project

In the spring of 2018, New Brunswick abstract expressionist artist Jared Betts reached out to the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) about the possibility of examining butterflies in the NBM insect collection.  He was seeking inspiration for an upcoming art exhibition – Images rémanentes – in Moncton. Images rémanentes, a permanent,

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NBM Conservator gives a wooden sheep its life BAAA ck

Among the NBM’s collections is a wonderful, life-sized, carved wooden sheep (NBM 1961.22) affectionately nicknamed Agnes by NBM curatorial staff. From at least the mid-1870s until its donation to the New Brunswick Museum in 1961, this carved wooden sheep had served as a shop sign for businesses on Union Street

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Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn (1865-1945)

Today, on International Women’s Day, the New Brunswick Museum would like to acknowledge Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn (1865-1945). Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn was born on 9 October 1865 in Saint John, New Brunswick, and died there on 31 July 1945.  She was the daughter of James Ramsay Woodburn, a Scottish-born

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New Brunswick Museum Participates in Blue Whale Necropsy

The Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest mammal on earth, measuring up to 34 m and weighing up to 150 tons. There are 600 – 1500 Blue Whales in the North Atlantic with pollution, climate change, lack of food and boat collisions being the main threats to this endangered

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Research Can Get Messy

Researchers from the New Brunswick Museum and other organizations conduct a whale necropsy near Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Sometimes research can get a little messy. At least when you are conducting an animal autopsy, called a necropsy, on the largest mammal on the planet. That’s what Mary Sollows, the New Brunswick

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Fred Ross

Fred Ross was born in Saint John, NB, on 12 May 1927. His contributions to New Brunswick’s art community spanned more than sixty-five years and he was one of the province’s most recognized and influential painters. Some of his formative art training took place under Violet Amy Gillett (1898-1996) and

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