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February Screenshare

Scroll to the end for instructions on how to download and set zoom and desktop backgrounds. We have the privilege of rediscovering our collections through the eyes of researchers like Dr. Charmaine Nelson, art historian and scholar of Black Canadian …

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Cast on Something New

  Manuscript Cowl, Pattern by Kristen Howard, and the illuminated Manuscript initial that inspired it. This week we had a different kind of event at ROAAr: Rare Stitches: Knitting Inspired by Illuminated Manuscripts with Dr. Kristen Howard. Knitters and book …

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Intriguing Little Windows: Ernestine Tahedl’s Lantern

By Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection A large concrete slab dangles from a heavy chain that extends above the frame of the photograph. Three men in hard hats guide this piece to fit it with two others …

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Art & Image: ongoing research in the Gwillim Project

The Gwillim Project centres around the lives of two English sisters in early 19th c. Madras (now Chennai): Elizabeth Gwillim (1763-1807) and Mary Symonds (b. 1772). Both sisters were avid artists and dedicated letter-writers; their paintings of flora, fauna, and …

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Coming in March 2021…

A is for anatomy, alphabet and AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experience. In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, …

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ROAAr Book Club

We invite you to join the ROAAr virtual book club. Come with a coffee and take part in the conversation, connect with other book lovers and get insight into some of the treasures of the ROAAr collections. We invite you to connect, unmute, and appreciate …

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January Screenshare

Click here for instructions on how to download and set zoom and desktop backgrounds. For the type enthusiasts out there, this is a 20th century condensed gothic font. It is a sans-serif, upper and lower case font that includes numerals …

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Virtual Puzzles: Winter fun & a splash of colour to ring in 2021

Outdoor activities are front and center this holiday break. If you are looking for a fun way to stay warm after an afternoon of sledding or skiing, try your hand at solving these jigsaw puzzles featuring vintage images courtesy of …

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Trot away from 2020 with our DIY rare holiday phenakistoscope

This holiday season is unlike any other. As we move into a new (and hopefully better) year, the Library wishes you much peace, rest, and health coupled with lighthearted moments of reflection, joy, and discovery. Once again, we have remixed …

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De-Stress + Sketch: It Matters!

By Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection Lire la version française De-Stress and let your creative side take flight with McGill’s Visual Arts Collection. Sustained looking at an artwork can unlock greater appreciation. Sketch, sculpt, quilt, or paint …

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