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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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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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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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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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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