Monthly Archives: August 2019

Sir John Franklin held here

Rare Books and Special Collections of the McGill Library owns signed material by one of the most talked about ship Captains ever to exist:  Sir John Franklin (1786-1847).  These are exciting relics in light of the recent discoveries by the …

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Stephen Leacock’s “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” (1920)

Detail, cover Cover image, “McGill Students’ Residences” issued by the Publicity Committee of the McGill Centennial Endowment Campaign, 1920_c.4_B0032_f.6_McGill Students’ Residences, McGill University Archives.

Just in time for Parents Tent and Residence Move-in Weekend, enjoy this short piece entitled “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), comedic writer, lecturer, and professor in McGill’s Department of Economics and Political Science. Reprinted from “McGill Students’ Residences” …

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How Did That Painting Get There? Luba Genush’s Mural at the Neuro

-Written by Davin Luce, Curatorial Intern, Visual Arts Collection When visiting an art museum, we are encouraged to enjoy artworks and the curated spaces they inhabit. How often, though, do we consider all of the work necessary to create these …

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Columbian Press Restoration

Over this past Summer  experts at the  Howard Iron Works Printing Museum and Restoration, located in Oakville Ontario, carried out delicate repairs while respecting to the utmost, the historical relevance of McGill’s Columbian printing  press. Our press had parts missing …

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Join us for a book launch and talk on American book designer W. A. Dwiggins

An Architect of Whimsy: The Artistry and Wit of W. A. Dwiggins  Please join us for some pleasurable diversion as author Bruce Kennett reveals the mirth and creativity of American artist William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956). Dwiggins was the quintessential maker …

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En quête des œuvres d’art

Par Rita Kazan, Stagiaire à la maîtrise, Gestion des collections, Collection d’arts visuels Il y a 180 ans, la Collection d’arts visuels de McGill est née avec un premier tableau, et depuis, le désir de l’élargir à de nouvelles œuvres …

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