From Shetland to the Miramichi – Uncovering a Bedcover’s Heritage

Dr. Carol Christiansen, Curator and Community Museums Officer at the Shetland Museum and Archives, in her latest book, Taatit Rugs: the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland (published in 2015 by Shetland Amenity Trust – ISBN 978-0-9932740-4-6) features an unusual New Brunswick Museum (NBM) artifact – an embroidered counterpane (or bed rugg).

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New Brunswick Museum’s Spirit of the Season

New Brunswick has holiday traditions that have long been celebrated and handed down from generation to generation. Drawing on the collections of the New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library, here are several enchanting holiday memories of yesterday.  Included in the NBM Archives and Research Library holdings are a variety

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Cabinets of Wonder – Some Thoughts on Crustaceans and Molluscs

As New Brunswick’s provincial museum, the New Brunswick Museum partners with institutions and communities to collect, preserve, research and interpret material to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of New Brunswick provincially and globally. One such initiative is the Cabinets of Wonder exhibition at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

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Up at Bat: NBM Zoology Summer Students Prepare Pre-White-nose Syndrome Bat Specimens

White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has been decimating eastern Canada’s bat populations for the past six years. White-nose fungus, which thrives at low temperatures, often leads to hibernating bats waking up, flying into the cold, and freezing to death. In Canada, WNS was first discovered in Ontario and Quebec in 2009. In

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Conservation Work: An Acadian Memento Mori

As New Brunswick’s provincial museum, the New Brunswick Museum not only works with in its own collections but also provides support to other museums across the province. For example, a memento mori— or death memorial—owned by the Musée Acadien de Caraquet was in need of restoration for exhibit at the

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The NBM Quilt Collection: Stories from the 18th Century to Contemporary New Brunswick

Quilts tell stories, especially those of their makers. The New Brunswick Museum is fortunate enough to have a collection of these stories stretching from the twenty first century all the way back to the 1700s. The NBM acquired its first piece of bedding in 1927 and has since acquired 411 quilts

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NBM BiotaNB 2015 Finds: Identifying and Preserving Mushrooms

One of the New Brunswick Museum’s major annual events, the 7th annual NBM BiotaNB, has drawn to a close. Every year, researchers from across Canada and the United States join NBM scientists in one of New Brunswick’s 10 largest Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) to study the area’s biodiversity for a

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Bioblitz 2014 du MNB à la zone naturelle protégée du Grand Lac

Le Bioblitz 2014 du Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick bat son plein! Jusqu’au 20 août, une cinquantaine de personnes comprenant des spécialistes, des bénévoles et des étudiants prendront part à des recherches sur la biodiversité de la zone naturelle protégée (ZNP) du Grand Lac, près de Gagetown. C’est le sixième Bioblitz annuel

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Caledonia Gorge Protected Natural Area Bioblitz

Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad Bishops Mills Natural History Centre via Nature NB The Caledonia Gorge (Protected Natural Area) Bioblitz – is well under way in Albert County, and participants are beginning to get over the fear that vehicles will rupture themselves on boulders or topple off the roads

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Bioblitz event targets Caledonia Gorge

Published Thursday June 23rd, 2011 Telegraph-Journal A3 Sabrina Doyle Environment: Scientists will research numerous aspects in the province’s smallest protected area The untamed forest of the Caledonia Gorge is about to be put under the microscope by scientists searching for earthy treasures. For two research-intensive weeks, they’ll be out in

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