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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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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Mary Magdalene – Miller Gore Brittain

Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912 – 1968) drawing: Mary Magdalene, 1935-1940 sanguine and watercolour wash on wove paper (newsprint ?) 38.3 × 33.5 cm Gift of Wamae Gichuru, 2020 (2020.20) New Brunswick Museum Collection Thanks to the generosity of Wamae (Matthew) Gichuru, grandson of Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, the New

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Black History Month – February 2021

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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Willow Grove, New Brunswick, and Amber Valley, Alberta stamps – launch of the 13th issue in Canada Post Black History Month series

The New Brunswick Museum was honoured (alongside Ralph Thomas, a New Brunswick Black History Society Co-Founding Member & Projects Coordinator and others) to contribute historical knowledge and collections from the New Brunswick Museum to this very important release of Canada Post’s two stamps for Black History Month.  This project helps

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