In 2000, Sheila Hugh Mackay offered to donate a piece of work by each of the first five winners of the Strathbutler Award to the NBM. Each year, since 1991, a jury of artists and critics chose from among qualified nominees, one recipient of the prestigious Strathbutler Award.
Window on the World
During the nineteenth century and early twentieth, artefacts from around the world came in from a variety of sources that reflect both the activities of New Brunswickers and the interests of museum builders in Saint John.
Mark Our Place
This virtual exhibit includes photographs and archival documents from the collections of the Archives and Research Library of the New Brunswick Museum. The images portray the theme of the many faces of war, from the South African War to the end of the Second World War.
Social geography combines people and places. Through the images and documents we see a province where the camera and the printing press influence and are influenced by the changing social geography encountered.