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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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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