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

Bruce Gray cabinet: Fractured, 2021 Honduras mahogany, elm from Fredericton, NB, spalted poplar, Central/South American bocote, bamboo, brass and rare-earth magnet overall: 118 × 29 × 19 cm other (each drawer): 8.5 × 24.2 × 13 cm other (each removable shelf): 1.4 × 24.3 × 13.1 cm Sheila Hugh Mackay

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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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The Paris Crew and John O’Neill

Competitive rowing began on Canada’s east coast during the early 1800s and developed out of one of the primary means of living; the water-based industries, including fishing, shipbuilding, and shipping.[1] As the century progressed, rowing gained popularity as a pastime and rivalries, and wagering became common among fishermen and other

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