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Portrait of Dinah Lauterman

A French version follows. Une version française suit. By Jane O’Brien Davis, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection What’s in a name? The Blackader-Lauterman Library of Art and Architecture is named after two people: Gordon Home Blackader and Dinah Lauterman.

~11,300 LibQUAL+ survey responses have helped McGill Library continuously improve since 2003

Over the past two decades, McGill Library has administered the LibQUAL+ survey on a quasi-annual basis to assess satisfaction with collections, services, and spaces. After survey results are analyzed, we act to make needed improvements. Increasing the number of our

Tap to Begin: Exploring McGill’s Archives with a Touch Table

By Emily Zinger Archives might have a reputation for their antique holdings, but step into McGill’s Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room and you’ll find an example of how technology can bring a collection to life. The Taylor White

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 offertes à la Collection d’arts visuels (CAV) de l’Université, je suis hasardeusement tombée sur le nom

Christmas riddle: What is the link between an eminent geologist, Christmas spirits, the founder of the Scouts and J.K. Rowling?

By: Éloïse Poncet, student, McGill University Archives I was walking around campus the other week when I saw the two enormous Christmas trees in the front entrance of the Arts building. Similarly, to the Montreal store’s Christmas windows, having these

Season’s Greetings that Pop!

Peeps into Fairyland : a panorama picture book of fairy stories. London: Ernest Nister, 1896.

The Library is closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 24 at noon through Thursday, January 2, 2020, inclusive. All branches will open on Friday, January 3, 2020. Please visit the branch page listing for specific opening hours. Until then, we want to

Student Spotlight: Sofia Gadbois at Marvin Duchow Music Library

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At almost 100 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student

Thank you for participating in Census Day 2019

Thank you for your participation in McGill Library's Census Day!

To collect information about who uses McGill Library branches during a 24-hour period, Library and security staff scanned McGill ID cards or distributed paper forms to all individuals who entered a branch on Census Day. Many thanks to the thousands

R. Tait McKenzie’s The Sprinter: The Growth of an Iconic Image

By Phoebe Fisher, Student, McGill University Archives   I recently received an inquiry from a family member of Thomas Graydon, a past McGill employee who was presented with a Sprinter statue by the McGill track team in circa 1911. The

Bernard Lorjou’s Le Buffet Rouge: History in Colours

Bernard Lorjou (1908-1986), Le Buffet Rouge (1946-47), oil on canvas, 113 x 144 cm. Gift of Hélène V. Rubin and Lionel Rubin, B.C.L. '35, conserved with the support of a generous donor. McGill Visual Arts Collection. © Association Bernard Lorjou

By Rachel Vincent-Clarke, Communications and Collections Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection In a room on the main floor of Birks building, the home of the School of Religious Studies, hangs a vibrant still life painting by French expressionist artist Bernard

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