Monthly Archives: February 2020

Une conversation avec François Vincent, peintre-graveur

Texte de Rachel Vincent-Clarke, Assistante aux Communications et à la Collection, Collection d’Arts Visuels de l’Université McGill En consultant récemment une liste d’œuvres d’art acquises par la Collection d’arts visuels (CAV) de l’Université, je suis hasardeusement tombée sur le nom …

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Trenholme Dean of Libraries gets in the McGill24 spirit year after year

Dean Colleen Cook wearing a red McGill24 hat, holding a red McGill24 poster.

McGill24, The 5th instalment of McGill University’s annual day of giving is coming up on Wednesday, March 11. In 2019, the Library raised nearly $55K from over 200 generous donors. We are extremely thankful to everyone who participated, either with …

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What is this?!

Table setting riddle, Smithson Riddle Book. Photo: Kat Despain

Look closely at this page from an 1804 British manuscript and you might notice the diagram for a table setting. Do the labels reveal what diners might have enjoyed for dinner at a 19th-century mansion? Well, yes and no. While it …

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From Cardboard Boxes to Access

By Karis Shearer* Spending time in the Louis Dudek Collection at McGill over the summer of 2019, as I was finishing up my book manuscript, was immensely valuable to me, but it was not the first time I’d visited. You …

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#ColourOurCollections

We’ve turned our collections into colouring books! Today we’re sharing material from the Osler Library of the History of Medicine and the Blacker-Wood Natural History Collection. Participate by downloading the colouring sheets and sharing your finished work to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, …

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Winter Carnival Nostalgia

By Phoebe Fisher, Student, McGill University Archives A patron recently asked me to retrieve all of the programs we had for the McGill Winter Carnival. As a 2020 McGill student, when I heard “winter carnival” I mostly thought of college …

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Sortir du cadre: le surtout de Pierre Bonnard

Texte de Rachel Vincent-Clarke, Assistante aux Communications et à la Collection, Collection d’Arts Visuels de l’Université McGill Ayant chevauché les 19ième et 20ième siècles, le style pictural à la fois intimiste et enchanteur de l’artiste français Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) aura …

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