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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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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Ask an Expert

Connecting You to Museum Professionals! Have you ever made an observation and wanted to know more? Curious minds across New Brunswick have been sending their questions to the experts in our departments. We invite you to follow our “Ask an Expert” blog, where each month our staff will share their

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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 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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Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn (1865-1945)

Today, on International Women’s Day, the New Brunswick Museum would like to acknowledge Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn (1865-1945). Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn was born on 9 October 1865 in Saint John, New Brunswick, and died there on 31 July 1945.  She was the daughter of James Ramsay Woodburn, a Scottish-born

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Fred Ross

Fred Ross was born in Saint John, NB, on 12 May 1927. His contributions to New Brunswick’s art community spanned more than sixty-five years and he was one of the province’s most recognized and influential painters. Some of his formative art training took place under Violet Amy Gillett (1898-1996) and

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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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