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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New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) houses an extremely important textile collection.  In the bedding component alone, over 700 quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks provide an excellent cross section of provincially-produced bedding.  More than ninety percent of these items originated, or most likely originated, in New Brunswick (especially Saint John,

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NBM Recent acquisition – Drum – 1880-1890

John C. Haynes & Co. (American, 1865-1900) drum, 1880-1890 varnished wood with leather, skin, metal and cotton or hemp 29.3 × 42.8 × 42.8 cm inside, paper label, MASSACHUSETTS / DRUM MANUFACTORY / JOHN C. HAYNES & CO. / 33 Court Street, Boston, / Wholesale and Retail Dealers in /

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painting: Viburnum Lantanoides - Moose Bush

Maria Morris Miller – Atlantic-Canadian artist and teacher

On this Earth Day, read about Maria Morris Miller, a mid-19th-century Atlantic-Canadian artist and teacher, and her appreciation for the flora of the world around her. The New Brunswick Museum houses an important collection of paintings and prints by Maria Frances Ann Morris Miller (1810-1875), an exceptional Nova Scotian artist

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