Detail Hyroglyphik

Contest! Decode This Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine

By: Anna Dysert, Librarian, Archival & Rare Book Cataloguing Decode the image below for a sweet Valentine’s Day message and win a prize! Printed some time in the mid-19th century, this clever Valentine’s rebus comes from McGill’s uncatalogued collection of greeting cards dating
Buttons from the button maker

3D Printer Saves Button Maker: A Love Story

By Merika Ramundo, Communications Officer, McGill Library Working in communications at the Library, I am often challenged by tasks that tap into the “other duties as required” part of my job. Most recently, I was faced with finding a replacement
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New alumni resource: Project Muse

McGill Alumni now have access to a wealth of digital humanities and social sciences content through Project Muse. Project Muse is an expanding collection of electronic books from over 250 academic publishers and over 400 journals published by university presses

ROAAr Newsletter: Behind the Scenes at ROAAr

Waxing Nostalgic: McGill@Expo67 A new exhibition, McGill@Expo67 celebrates Expo 67’s 50th anniversary through our collections and personal items lent to us by the McGill community. Read more > Raising the curtain on archives outreach, preservation & access From moving to
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Waxing Nostalgic: McGill@Expo67

La version française suit By Jennifer Garland, Associate Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections McGill@Expo67 is an exhibition in the McGill Library that celebrates Expo 67’s 50th anniversary and explores the role of Expo 67 in teaching and research and
Director & University Archivist, Yves Lapointe

Raising the curtain on archives outreach, preservation & access

La version française suit Introduction and interview conducted by Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist & Records Management Administrator, McGill University Archives McGill University Archives (MUA) had a very eventful summer. Firstly, the administrative offices of the archives moved from the sixth floor
Observation & drawing exercise led by Lucy Lyons. Credit: Lucy Lyons

Art & medicine collide for two Larose-Osler Artists-in-Residence

La version française suit By Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Despite a tight schedule for the installation of her exhibit, “Impossible pathologies: re-fragmenting the archive,” Lucy Lyons carved out time to lead two workshops:
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Out of the dark, into the light: McGill to get visible storage gallery

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection In many of the world’s largest museums, only a very small fraction of collected objects are put on view, in publicly accessible spaces, at any given

Bear Pits, Nuns and Tortière: Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke in Conversation about Montreal Foodways and Fisticuffs

By Alyssa Hamilton The event “Foodways and fisticuffs: the larger than life personalities who shaped Quebec cuisine” was an evening of storytelling. Speakers Nathalie Cooke and Julian Armstrong led an intimate, informative, and above all entertaining talk in the first

Celebrating science! Science Literacy Week @ McGill, September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide, week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast. 2017 will mark McGill’s third year running of participation with events on both campuses geared towards the McGill community and general public of all ages. This year’s partners on campus are
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