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Hats Off to a Football Legacy

two caps on a green background

Lire la version française By Yves Lapointe, Director of Archives Athletics have always been an important part of student life at McGill. These two caps are part of the McGill University Archives Collection, two of many other valuable items documenting …

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Flashback with Angela Grauerholz

sepia city scape

Lire la version française by Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Collection Artist Angela Grauerholz presents us with a seemingly conventional subject in this photograph; a diagonal, high angle view of a concrete, five-storey building. The boxy design of a …

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Rebus Puzzles; A Second L👀k at Visual Riddles

Lire la version française by Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach and Special Projects, ROAAr, McGill Library Curiosity, As the 🌲🌲 t of all evils, 🐝ware oh  👩,  Of [temptation] the be🧙‍♀️ing  ch💪 Of curio🏢🏙️🌉🌇; Set 4 rebus cards. 1780. Rare Books and Special Collections, Sheila R. Bourke Collection …

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Fore-Edge Painting in Rare Books and Special Collections

a fanned fore-edge painting held by two thumbs

Lire la version française By Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections I love attending antiquarian book fairs. There is nothing like seeing rare books in the flesh.1 Imagine my surprise when a book dealer picked up a …

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When is a skull just a skull? Changing perspectives on racism in medical education

Lire la version française By Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Look closely at the skulls shown here below. What do you see? Are they simply former humans? Perhaps your view will change …

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Art & Action | Two recent acquisitions by Trinidadian-Canadian artist Denyse Thomasos

sweet like cane

Lire la version française By Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection On June 4th, 2020, McGill Visual Arts Collection published a statement on its website that outlined a commitment to meaningful inclusion and change to the collection. Inspired …

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Dante’s journey into the digital age

dante's inferno

Lire la version française By Ann Marie Holland, Liaison Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections The pandemic altered the course of events in innumerable instances. Here in Rare Books, a grand project planned to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s …

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Looking Back, Leaning Forward | Exhibition highlights from “McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life”

Centennial of Women at McGill medal, 1984.

Lire la version française By Aeron MacHattie, Archivist, Collection Services As the McGill community commemorates its bicentennial, it might be an opportune time to find markers by which to measure the ways McGill has grown, both to celebrate achievements and …

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