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“Moving Paint:” Kent Monkman discusses his art practice and most recent exhibition

Fisher River Cree artist Kent Monkman inspired a sold out audience at McGill’s Pollock Hall the night of February 6th with a behind-the-scenes look into his artistic practice. The artist’s lecture was presented by the McCord Museum, in collaboration with

Having Fun in Hallowed Halls : ROAAr Story Time is a Hit!

As a liaison librarian, I am relatively accustomed to asking complex, sometimes laborious, questions of library patrons. There was a slight change in the questions I found myself asking last week, however. Instead of asking if one would prefer to

2018 Library Ice Cream Socials: a Delicious Success!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for the Library’s Ice Cream Socials! On August 30 (Downtown Campus) and September 6, 2018 (Macdonald Campus), Library staff gathered outdoors to answer questions and share a frozen treat with new and returning McGill

Focal Points – Casey Wood and the McGill Collections

owl from Dionision Minaggio's Feather Book

Birds, eyes, and bile came into focus at this semester’s ROAAr symposium “The Eyes have it; a Re-appreciation of Casey Wood.”  You might wonder what such things have in common; the answer is Casey Wood. Wood was a passionate and

Join the Visual Arts Collection for a weekly lunch-time tour of art around the McGill campus

Starting this week, the McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) will be offering a weekly free lunch-time tour of the various statues, sculptures and artwork around the McGill campus, including iconic works like Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s “The Three Bares.” Leaving from Service Point

Last Dance in Shediac: Reminiscing on the life and work of Molly and Bruno Bobak

by Daisy Charles, McGill Visual Arts Collection  On Tuesday, May 9th 2016 the Friends of the Library welcomed author Anny Scoones to read from her recently published memoir Last Dance in Shediac: Memories of Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak. This was

Toasting Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham on their retirement

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the McGill Library came together to toast Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham as they prepare to kick up their feet and head into well-earned and restful retirement. Throughout their more than 80 years of combined experience, Judy

Collection Services bids adieu to quartet with celebratory send-off

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the McGill Library raised a glass to toast four integral members of the Collection Services family as they prepare to head into well-deserved retirement. Representing a combined experience of over 150 years, the quartet of Maria de

Celebrate the launch of our new Research Commons on March 30

  Welcome to the next generation of Library technology at McGill University! After months of preparations and consultation, we are excited to officially christen our new Research Commons with a launch-day celebration on March 30 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. — With the dawn

Seven useful links from around the McGill Library

Welcome to the McGill Library, Art and Archives! Drawing on almost two centuries of resources, the Library has accumulated one of the largest and most unique collections in North America. We offer access to over 5 million print volumes and journals,

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