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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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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