Diptych created by New Brunswick mat hooking groups added to Museum’s permanent collection

Two New Brunswick mat hooking groups have created a diptych that has been added to permanent collection of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM). This is the story so far… In 2008, a group of volunteers in collaboration with the NBM established the New Brunswick Mat Registry (NBMR), a province-wide, bilingual

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Jack Humphrey – Celebrating a New Brunswick Master

The creative journey of New Brunswick painter, Jack Humphrey, is quite remarkable. After time spent training in Boston and Provincetown in Massachusetts as well as New York City and Oyster Bay, New York, he even studied in Europe for a year, before he brought his Modernist vision back to his

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Ask a Conservator Day 2024 with Dee Stubbs-Lee

November 3rd is Ask a Conservator Day. To celebrate, we’ve asked Dee Stubbs-Lee some questions on her experience as a conservator for the New Brunswick Museum: What is conservation? Conservation is the art and science of preserving objects of our cultural or scientific heritage for the future. The Canadian Association

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Necklace made by Private Charles Morgan added to NBM collections

Charles Henry Morgan, Canadian, born in England, 1886 – 1967 necklace, 1916-1918 glass and faceted brass beads with cotton overall: 66 × 1 cm Gift of Wendy Jacobson, 2022 (2022.13) Thanks to the generosity of Wendy Jacobson of Newport, Virginia, the New Brunswick Museum has recently added a modest necklace

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Black History Month – February 2023

As sorting, cataloguing and research occurs at the New Brunswick Museum, additional or more detailed information is brought to light. Digitization permits the sharing of information that had been available previously only at in-person visits. For Black History Month, February 2023, some newly digitized archival material were featured each week.

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A Simple Non-adhesive, Non-sewn Exhibition Mount Idea

Violet A. Gillett’s “Jack in the Pulpit” painted textile panel (New Brunswick Museum A49.34) The New Brunswick Museum recently lent a number of works by New Brunswick artist Violet Gillett to the McCain Gallery in Florenceville, NB for a temporary exhibition. Among them was a long panel of rayon fabric

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#AskAConservatorDay 2022

4 November is #AskAConservatorDay! Within the NBM, Dee Stubbs-Lee, NBM Conservator is responsible for the active preservation of the collection. For conservation stories, please visit the blog articles below. Relaunching Samuel William Hopey’s “King of the Fleet” https://www.nbm-mnb.ca/relaunching-samuel-william-hopeys-king-of-the-fleet/ Agents of Deterioration with NBM Conservator Dee Stubbs-Lee https://www.nbm-mnb.ca/agents-of-deterioration-with-nbm-conservator-dee-stubbs-lee/ Preserving the semi-fossilized

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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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