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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Exploring BiotaNB 2016 – Common Species

While Aaron Fairweather was searching for an as-of-yet undescribed species of ant, two other members of the day’s Mount Sagamook expedition, Dr. Stephen Clayden and summer student Victor Szymanski, were compiling a collection of all the plant species in a defined area near the summit. Unlike their ant-collecting colleague, Stephen

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Recently Conserved Paintings from the New Brunswick Museum Collection

A regular part of the care of a collection is the effort to ensure its preservation. Another facet of a museum’s goal is to share the collection with the public through exhibition. Sometimes objects are unable to be displayed because their condition compromises the artist’s intent or exposing them may

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The New Brunswick Museum workshop series Natural Dyes with Denise Richard

On Sunday, 29 May from 1-5pm join the New Brunswick Museum for a one day Natural Dyes workshop with New Brunswick Artist, Denise Richard. In this Natural Dye workshop, participants will explore a variety of dyes including plants, roots, wood and insect dyes. By the end of the workshop, they

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Unlocking Mysteries at the New Brunswick Museum: An 18th-century United Empire Loyalist glass plate

Maker Unknown (Bohemian School) [possibly the Harrach Factory, Neuwelt, Czech Republic) Plate, bowl or undertray, before 1789 blown, cut and engraved colourless glass overall: 3 × 23.5 × 23.5 cm Gift of Angela Huntjens and Dr. Johannes Huntjens, 2015 (2015.49) New Brunswick Museum Collection It is extremely rare for 18th

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Unlocking Mysteries at the New Brunswick Museum: The Mystery of the Dentist’s Bag

Within the New Brunswick Museum’s collections is a dentist bag found in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The dentist’s bag came into the Nanaimo Community Hospice Shoppe in British Columbia. Inside was a copy of a wedding announcement from parents Dr. and Mrs. John T. Hazelwood of their daughter Effie Lucretia Hazelwood’s

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