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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Recently Donated Table by Pre-Eminent 19th-Century New Brunswick Cabinetmaker Thomas Nisbet Reveals New Design Details

Thomas Nisbet (Canadian, born in Scotland, 1776 – 1850) games table, 1820-1830 mahogany and mahogany veneer with pine and brass (closed): 74.3 × 91.5 × 45 cm (open): 71.5 × 89 × 91 cm Label: under tabletop, self-adhesive maker’s label, THOS. NISBET, / CABINETMAKER & UPHOLSTERER,  / PRINCE WILLIAM STREET,

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An exceptional table by Bruce Gray recently added to New Brunswick Museum’s Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners

As part of the ongoing development of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners curated by the New Brunswick Museum, a coffee table made by 2019 Strathbutler laureate, Bruce Gray of Kars, NB, has been recently acquired. Gray’s recent work, Earth (2020), is made from a unique piece

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Colonel Edward Colpitts Weyman

Born on 27 August 1882 in Lower Millstream, Kings County, New Brunswick,[1] Edward Colpitts Weyman was the son of Charles Wesley Weyman (1833-18 November 1927) and Naomi Lulu Dunfield (22 February 1852-11 April 1913). Edward Weyman was an academic; he received several university degrees including a BA (1902) from UNB,

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Lieutenant Arthur Clair Gilmour

26 May 1893 – 6 March 1918  Arthur Clair Gilmour was born in Saint John, NB, on 26 May 1893 to Arthur Burrell Gilmour and Helen Bertha Jenks.[1] Gilmour worked as a men’s clothier and furnisher and also served in the active militia as part of the 62nd Regiment (Saint

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