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New exhibition explores the health challenges faced by astronauts in space

The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Health in Space: Daring to Explore, a special exhibition developed by the Canada Aviation

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2019 New Brunswick Museum’s BiotaNB Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural Area

The 2019 New Brunswick Museum Centre for Biodiversity Research BiotaNB project will soon be underway! From June 26 to July 9, more than 50 experts,

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Old Ladies’ Home Grant from Community Foundation: Senior Access Program at NBM

New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is pleased to announce a new Senior Access Program made possible by a bequest from the Old Ladies’ Home through the

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“Know Your Own Artists” Series at the NBM – Commemorations – Vita Plume

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) invites the public to the free opening of a new exhibition of work by New Brunswick artist Vita Plume, the

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New Brunswick Museum wants to hear about your bats

New Brunswick’s bats have been decimated by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that affects bats during hibernation. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department

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In The News

9 August 2019
New Brunswick Museum resumes search for new home after province cancelled project (CBC News)

8 August 2019
The NB Museum rallies after the new museum project gets axed (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

6 August 2019
Exhibit celebrates the art of quilt making (CTV News at 5)

6 August 2019
EXCLUSIVE: NB Museum solution not 'too far away' (Telegraph Journal)

15 July 2019
Fossilized shark excrement stars on Discovery Channel (CBC Shift New Brunswick)

15 July 2019
Rare slave-making ant spotted in New Brunswick (The Canadian Press & CTV News)

15 July 2019
Une espèce de fourmis «esclavagiste» découverte au N.-B. (Acadie Nouvelle, in French)

13 July 2019
'Extremely rare' slave-making ants found at Kennedy Lakes (CBC News)

13 July 2019
Une espèce de fourmi « extrêmement rare » trouvée aux Lacs-Kennedy, au Nouveau-Brunswick (Radio Canada, in French)

10 July 2019
A rare species of ant discovered in N.B. (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

8 July 2019
'It's more than just a cataloguing project': scientist  (Telegraph Journal; The Daily Gleaner)

5 July 2019
This Saint John author wanted to help protect right whales — so she wrote a book (CBC News)

4 July 2019
Vita’s weavings reflect Art History, Culture (Digital Weaving Norway)

28 June 2019
Searching for life in the Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural Area (CBC News)

25 June 2019
Research Project Aims To Find New Species At Kennedy Lakes (Country 94)

6 June 2019
Chauves-souris recherchées (Radio Canada, L'heure de pointe – Acadie, in French)

5 June 2019
Researchers looking for bat colonies (CBC Information Morning Fredericton)

4 June 2019
Researchers want to find New Brunswick's surviving bats, and they need your help (CBC News)

4 June 2019
'Butcher shops adrift': 185-year-old ledger depicts N.B. ship's right whale hunts (CBC News)

30 May 2019
NB Museum looking for local bats (CTV Atlantic News)

28 May 2019
How did a historic building end up hidden on a Saint John walking trail? (CBC News)

17 May 2019
Invasive Chinese mystery snail studied in New Brunswick ecosystems (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

17 May 2019
Scientists ask for help to solve snail 'mystery' (CBC News)

4 May 2019
How to salvage items from your flood-damaged home (CBC News)

1 May 2019
A Quick Guide to Salvaging Flood-Damaged Materials (CBC Shift New Brunswick)

11 April 2019
L'écriture cursive est-elle en voie de disparition? (Regard 9, Radio Canada, in French)

31 March 2019
Indigenous artifact or relic from space: What is the Utopia Medallion? (CBC News)

28 March 2019
N.B. museum exhibition aims to revive dwindling art of cursive writing (CTV Atlantic news)

24 March 2019
Behind the scenes of Willie O’Ree documentary. New Brunswickers got a behind the scenes look at the making of a documentary about Fredericton’s Willie O’Ree, the first black hockey player in the NHL. (CTV Atlantic News)

24 March 2019
New Brunswick documentary honours first player to break NHL colour barrier (Global News)

3 March 2019
Cursive Conundrum: New exhibit at N.B. Museum asks about the relevance of cursive writing (Global News)

1 March 2019
L'écriture cursive encore d'actualité? (Radio Canada - L'heure de pointe - Acadie, in French)

1 March 2019
Fading away? Museum exhibits history of cursive writing (The Daily Gleaner)

28 February 2019
"Conundrum"; the dying art of cursive (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

28 February 2019
Cursive writing in a texting world: Museum explores a dying art (CBC News)

21 February 2019
He shoots, he scores: N.B. Museum shows off exhibit on Canada’s favourite game (Global News)

19 February 2019
N.B. museum investment lagging: expert (Telegraph Journal)

5 January 2019
A neighbourhood tradition. The new owners of Webster’s on Stanley have worked to build their corner store into a building block of the community. (Telegraph Journal)

22 December 2018
Does New Brunswick value its heritage? (Telegraph Journal)

18 December 2018
Saint John city council approves demolition of Coast Guard building (CTV Atlantic News)

17 December 2018
Recalling province’s forgotten flu fighter (Telegraph Journal)

17 December 2018

14 December 2018
Le gouvernement progressiste conservateur du NB a annoncé qu'il n'attribuera pas le financement prévu de 50 millions de dollars pour la construcution d'un nouveau musée à Saint-Jean. (Radio Canada, in French)

14 December 2018
Featured letter - Government wrong to derail museum (Telegraph Journal)

13 December 2018
Public pressure growing to reverse decision to scrap N.B. Museum project (CTV Atlantic News)

13 December 2018
Government Cuts $50 Million for New Brunswick Museum Rebuild (Canadian Art)

13 December 2018
‘Our artifacts are in peril’. New Brunswick Museum board chair calls on province to reinstate funding(Telegraph Journal)

12 December 2018
The Higgs government re-evaluates funding for the new NB museum (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

12 December 2018
N.B. museum leaders weren't consulted about decision to nix funding (CTV Atlantic News)

12 December 2018
New Brunswick Museum officials ‘very disappointed’ in funding cut (Global News)

12 December 2018
Report du projet d’un nouveau Musée du N.-B. : grande déception à Saint-Jean (Radio Canada, in French)

12 December 2018

11 December 2018
Higgs Government Shelves Planned Capital Projects Like New N.B. Museum In Saint John (Huddle)

11 December 2018
The new New Brunswick Museum project was left out of the 2019-20 capital budget (CBC News)

6 October 2018
Exhibit sheds like on days after the Armistice (CTV Atlantic News)

31 October 2018
New exhibition highlights the Great War’s effect on N.B. (Telegraph Journal)

31 October 2018
The Creative City of Saint John (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

3 October 2018
Second dead Minke whale found near Grand Manan (Telegraph Journal)

1 October 2018
Forgotten N.B.: Last fatal duel on Oct. 2, 1821, killed premier’s father (Telegraph Journal)

17 August 2018
Trip through architectural history (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

1 August 2018
Design unveiled for New Brunswick Museum's proposed 'landmark' exhibition centre (CBC News)

1 August 2018
Designs for the new New Brunswick Museum (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

1 August 2018
New Brunswick Museum unveils preliminary design of new facility (Global News)

1 August 2018

31 July 2018
First Look At New Saint John Museum (CHSJ News)

30 June 2018
Le site du Fort Latour mis en valeur (Radio Canada, in French)

21 June 2018
New Brunswickers mark National Indigenous People’s Day (Global News)

18 June 2018
Searching for slime mould and other life near McAdam (CBC News)

18 June 2018
Découvrir une nouvelle espèce par jour au Nouveau-Brunswick (Radio Canada, in French)

14 June 2018
Slime mould and poetry, scientists and artists come together at BiotaNB (CBC Information Morning Saint John)

12 June 2018
Donald McGraw : le cercle de la réconciliation (Acadie Nouvelle, in French)

7 June 2018
Pride in New Brunswick: Acadian artist honours First Nations chiefs through art (CBC News)

5 June 2018
Le cercle de vie de Donald McGraw : hommage d'un Acadien aux peuples autochtones (Radio Canada, in French)

2 June 2018
Designing a city (Telegraph Journal)

1 June 2018
Canadian architects view Saint John buildings after the Great Fire of 1877 (Global News)

31 May 2018
Saint John’s Architecture Gets Celebrated With New Brunswick Museum Exhibit (The East)

23 May 2018
'Showy' pink lady bug found inside the province (CBC News)

14 May 2018
NB Museum provides guide to salvage precious items from the flood (Telegraph Journal)

24 April 2018
How to ID a faceless sea creature (Telegraph Journal)

19 April 2018
Tri-coloured bat likely extinct in New Brunswick, zoologist says (CBC News)

28 March 2018
Projet de musée virtuel consacré aux tapis hookés (Acadie Nouvelle, in French)

23 March 2018
New Brunswick Museum Receives Donation Of $20,000 From The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (The East)

14 March 2018
Bug diet of birds has dramatically declined in quality, researchers find (CBC News)

8 March 2018
Turkey vultures have moved in to N.B. to stay: Expert (Telegraph Journal)

7 March 2018
'Ultimate scavenger' turkey vulture may be N.B.'s newest permanent species (CBC News)

6 March 2018

24 February 2018
Province is ‘absolutely squanchy’ for Sasquatch (Telegraph Journal)

23 February 2018
Location unveiled for new museum (Telegraph Journal)

22 February 2018
New home for New Brunswick Museum to further uptown renewal: mayor (CBC News)

22 February 2018
New Brunswick purchases property for new museum in uptown Saint John (Global News)

22 February 2018
N.B. Museum moving to Saint John’s former Coast Guard property (CTV Atlantic News)

22 February 2018
New Museum Will Be Constructed in Saint John On Former Coast Guard Site (Huddle)

22 February 2018
New N.B. Museum To Be Built On Former Coast Guard Property (CHSJ News)

22 February 2018
New home for New Brunswick Museum will be old Coast Guard site in Saint John (CBC News)

22 February 2018
Snowy owl electrocuted mid-flight by Saint John power lines (CBC News)

25 January 2018
Art Expo celebrates N.B. beauty (CTV Atlantic News)

9 January 2018
N.B. fossil of ancient tree is believed to be more than 350 million years old (Telegraph Journal)

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