Figure 3 Studying the senses, from Ducrot’s Cahier d’histoire naturelle, 1835-1837.

Ways of seeing: artistry on display in the Osler’s autumn acquisitions

La version française suit By Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine There is something about those eyes. The variety of colour; the sizes that span human stages of growth. Their presence is at once alarmingly
Photo d’Expo 67 tirée de l’album de photos personnelles de Jean Drapeau.

The Unknown Unknown: Finding the Jean Drapeau Collection

La version française suit By Chris Lyons, Head Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections — I think the most exciting part of my job as a rare book librarian is in discovering the “unknown unknowns,” to use Donald Rumsfeld’s turn
Melvin Charney, CITIES ON THE RUN…Three Stragglers, 1999. Aluminium soudé, sablé et laqué. Don de Lilian et Billy Mauer. Collection d’arts visuels de McGill, 2017-055.

If These Buildings Could Walk: On a newly acquired Melvin Charney sculpture

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection — The idea that the built environments we inhabit can take on their own lives, acting apart from us or on our behalf, occupies our popular
John Peters Humphrey, McGill University Archives MG 4127, 2002-0086.04.201.3

New Insights from John Peters Humphrey: The Man Behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

La version française suit By Laura Colangelo, Young Canada Works intern and Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist & Records Management Administrator, McGill University Archives — In 1946, John Peters Humphrey, professor of law at McGill University, turned down an offer of Deanship.
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Winners Announced! Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine Contest

The McGill Library is delighted to announce that we have not one but two winners of our Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine contest! Both Rebecca Nicholson and Elaine Fernald succeeded in decoding the “Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine” from McGill’s uncatalogued collection of greeting

A Tribute to Janet Blachford (1938 – 2018 )

By Ann Vroom, Chair,  Friends of the McGill Library McGill University, the Friends of the McGill Library and the greater Montreal community lost a special friend and guiding light this winter with the passing of Janet Savage Blachford on February
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Branching out! Seed Library grows in year two

By Dana Ingalls, Liaison Librarian, Macdonald Campus Library “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero It may be snowing and cold, but spring is just around the corner, and the Macdonald Campus Seed

Find your cause | McGill24 2018

Find your cause McGill24, the university’s annual day of giving, will have its 3rd installment on March 14th 2018. We see it as an opportunity for McGill community members to dedicate themselves to a cause that resonates with them. For many, that cause

The Mossman Lecture: A History

A scientific mind Raising awareness about scientific thought was a passion of Dr. Donald Mossman’s. He was a chemist and McGill University alumni who continues to impact students and researchers with a Library collection and a lecture series, both named
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Mobilizing McGill at the Library: Crowdsourcing Social Justice

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when
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