2018 New Brunswick Museum’s BiotaNB Spednic Lake Protected Natural Area

The 2018 New Brunswick Museum Centre for Biodiversity Research BiotaNB project will soon be underway! From June 13 to 26, nearly 50 experts, volunteers and students from across Canada will descend for a second and final year to study the biodiversity of the Spednic Lake Protected Natural Area (PNA), near

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New Brunswick Museum and New Brunswick Public Libraries launch Free Admission pass

The New Brunswick Public Libraries and New Brunswick Museum are partnering to provide free passes to New Brunswick public library cardholders. All New Brunswick residents are invited to check out 175+ years of stories by signing out a pass at their local public library and visiting the New Brunswick Museum

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NBM shares information to assist with NB Flood Relief efforts in conserving objects How to hold on to family histories as part of the 2018 NB Flood Relief?

The New Brunswick Museum recognizes that with the ongoing 2018 New Brunswick Flood Relief there are many efforts that will go into saving family heritage objects, and questions on what can be done to preserve and treat flood-damaged materials. A helpful document SALVAGING YOUR TREASURES:  A Quick Guide to Salvaging Flood-Damaged

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New Brunswick Museum publishes Indigenous guide to freshwater mussels

Freshwater mussels carpet the bottom of many New Brunswick rivers and lakes. Not that one would want to eat them- apparently they taste a lot like mud!  Nonetheless, New Brunswick freshwater mussels (a group distinct from the marine mussels so popular in local seafood restaurants) play a vital role in

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New Brunswick Museum accepts donation from Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Inc.

The New Brunswick Museum thanks the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Inc. for the recent generous donation of $20,000. The funds will be used for the development of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners at the New Brunswick Museum as well as strategic initiatives relating to the promotion

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New location announced for New Brunswick Museum

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Transportation and Infrastructure Office of the Premier SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The provincial government will purchase a portion of the former Canadian Coast Guard property in Saint John as the future site of the New Brunswick Museum. “Your government recognizes the important role that the New

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A fascinating flight with the Monarch butterfly

In August 2005, Mexican filmmaker and pilot Francisco Gutiérrez took off in his ultralight aircraft from Montreal to follow the monarch butterflies on their 6,000 km migration from Canada to the mountains of central Mexico, in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the butterflies’ habitat. In

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Artists’ Residency Participants Under the Spell of Fundy National Park BENEATH the surface – Exhibition Opening

The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to host the exhibition BENEATH the surface opening on Friday, 26 January, 5-7pm. This exhibition is a unique partnership between Craft NB and Parks Canada with generous support of the Province of New Brunswick. This group exhibition, curated by Maegen Black, was inspired by a week-long residency at

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New Brunswick Museum holds board meeting

The New Brunswick Museum had its Quarterly and Annual Board Meetings on December 6, 2017. The New Brunswick Museum is New Brunswick’s provincial museum, and is Canada’s oldest continuing museum, this year celebrating 175 years. It is responsible for the preservation, understanding, management and interpretation of the natural and human

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Artists selected for the New Brunswick Museum’s  KNOW YOUR OWN ARTISTS and MEET THE ARTISTS exhibition series

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is pleased to announce the selection of four artists for the continuing exhibition series, KNOW YOUR OWN ARTISTS. The four artist who will have solo exhibitions starting in 2018 are: Brigitte Clavette (Fredericton), Emilie Grace Lavoie (Edmundston); Ann Manuel (Fredericton) and Vita Plume (Jemseg) Selected through

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