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Salvaged Starpod: Architect Louis Sullivan in McGill’s Visual Arts Collection

An object in the Visual Arts Collection links McGill and Louis Sullivan, a famous founder of modern architecture.

Launch | The McGill Library Orientation Game – “Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion”

As we all prepare for a virtual fall semester, the McGill library is offering an innovative activity to welcome new, current, and former McGillians back to campus, even if only in spirit. We hope to draw everyone back from afar with the aid of their computers: to …

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What I Wish I Knew, My Advice to You…

Laptop and light box on desk with the words "McGill Library can help!""

By Camille Blaise, 2020 McGill Faculty of Arts graduate and Communications Assistant at the McGill Library While student life looks different right now, by the time some of you are in your graduating year (trust me it goes by fast), …

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4th Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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Emancipation Day and painful legacies in the teaching of science, medicine, and art

What does Emancipation Day have to do with the Osler Library? Superficially, not much. Peel back the layers of the history of medicine, though, and the relevance becomes clear. For centuries, medicine has been used to generate and perpetuate ideas …

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“The Basic You Remains”: Rita Letendre’s Painting

By Madeline Holton, Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Research Assistant Rita Letendre’s expressive, abstract painting hangs in the Visible Storage Gallery on McLennan’s fourth floor, accompanied by the work of a number of other Indigenous artists including Benjamin …

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Paunichea’s Fishing Scene: Art as Document

By Jane O’Brien Davis (Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection) and Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe (ARIA Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection) Born in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Paunichea (1920-1968) was an Inuit sculptor, graphic artist, and printmaker. Her work typically …

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3rd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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Are we there yet? Piece together rare & colourful travel illustrations.

Gaspe : all expense tours from Montreal. Montreal : Provincial Transport Co., [1934]. Rare Books and Special Collections. McGill University Library.

Although a staycation may be in the cards for many of us, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be transported to beautiful spaces and places! Enjoy images from these travel publications-turned-digital jigsaw puzzles from McGill Rare Books & Special Collections’ …

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2nd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen-Share

Spring cleaning your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthly screen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or …

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