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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

The confessions of a rabbit woman and other recently digitized tales from the Osler Library

  Currently on display in the lobby of the McLennan Library is the exhibit, “Curiosities of Conception,” co-curated by Frances Cullen and Shana Cooperstein with contributions by Robin Lynch, Lauren Harnish, Rach Klein, Anya Kowalchuk, and Kristy Kong. The exhibit

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

John Peters Humphrey, McGill University Archives MG 4127, 2002-0086.04.201.3

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.

Share your piece of Expo ’67 history

Slide Meredith Dixon Expo 67 Slide Collection

Are you a McGill community member? Were you at Expo 67? This fall, McGill Library and the McGill School of Architecture will exhibit our collection of Expo ’67 memorabilia and ephemera in the lobby of the McLennan Library Building. We

Five fantastic exhibits currently on display throughout the McGill Library

This December, come experience some of the exquisite exhibits currently on display at the McGill Library. See stunning and historic items from McGill’s unieque collections, from 16th century volumes on the history of Jewish law to the dresses that highlight the role of germ theory

Sanitizing Style Exhibit at Osler Library

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is currently hosting an exhibit on the impact germs had on fashion in the late 1800’s. “By the 1920’s germ theory had pervaded every aspect of daily life in the Western world. Discovered in

Highlights from the Library’s Science Literacy Week

This September, the Library teamed up with Redpath Museum and Let’s Talk Science McGill to host a series of exciting events as part of McGill’s involvement in Science Literacy Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of everything science. From September 21-27, 2015, members of

Practicum Pause: An interview with Daniel Míguez de Luca

During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice

McGill’s John Peters Humphrey’s legacy work, original draft of Declaration of Human Rights, featured at Canadian Museum of Human Rights Grand Opening & exhibit

Detail from Humphreys handwritten draft of the original Declaration of Human Rights

By: Lori Podolsky, Acting University Archivist, McGill University Archives In Winnipeg, on Friday, September 20th, 2014, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) opens its doors up to the world. McGill University Archives (MUA) is honoured to play a small

McGill’s Chapbook Collection: Discover tiny treasures online or on-site

The history of Whittington and his cat. London : Ryle and Co., [between 1846 and 1859]

Some are the size of a “stickie note” while others fit into the palm of your hand. All are small, rare, materials that make up McGill Library’s Chapbooks Collection.  What are chapbooks? Chapbooks are small in size and number of

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