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Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

Watch Administrative and Collections Assistant, Danielle, as she describes her artifact pick: an imari charger circa 1700 from the Couldery collection. This artifact is a Japanese white porcelain circular plate with ornate hand-pained floral decoration in blue and yellow. Porcelain was rare and as such was a status symbol for wealthy Europeans. Chinese porcelain dominated international trade, but at the end of the 16th century large deposits of keolin porcelain stone were discovered in Arita, Japan. Imari porcelain was created solely for export, and is in fact named for the port through which it was exported. In the image above, you can see where the plate has been repaired – three lar
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Volunteer Spotlight

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week in Canada. This week you may have seen posts on our social media highlighting our volunteers. We wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to learn more about some of the great people that work hard to make Glanmore such a great place to visit. Below you will find profiles on just a few of the many excellent volunteers to give their time to Glanmore. Lindi Pierce Lindi Pierce has been a volunteer at Glanmore since 2010. She started volunteering after she saw Glanmore’s bi-monthly newsletter and thought “Why not? I love the house and I love old architecture”. It was Lindi’s mother who got her into looking at old houses, and she always love
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What Glanmore People Love About Glanmore

What Glanmore People Love about Glanmore In honour of today’s #MuseumWeek topic, #PeopleMW, we are featuring the staff at Glanmore National Historic Site. Below you will find profiles on the staff at Glanmore, and you can learn a little bit about what they love about working in museums. Name: Rona Rustige Title: Curator How long have you worked at Glanmore? 26 years Why were you drawn to work in a museum? I’m an anthropologist and so I am drawn to the study of human beings and their culture. What is your favourite thing about working at Glanmore? The constant challenges and the restoration projects. What is your favourite artifact or exhibit? It’s a toss-up between the Feegee mermaid a
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Conservation of Artifacts at Queen’s University

Conservation of Artifacts at Queen’s University The Master of Arts Conservation Program at Queen’s University in Kingston celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015. This program trains students in the conservation and repair of paintings, paper and objects. Students work on artifacts from museums and galleries, and sometimes private individuals. Glanmore National Historic Site  has been sending paintings and artifacts to Queen’s for conservation since the late 1970s. Last year, the relationship between Glanmore and the program at Queen’s was highlighted in the Queen’s Gazette. http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/whats-old-new-again Recently two pastel landscapes by Bertram Couldery, an
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Closed for Restoration

Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed for restoration beginning January 4, 2016.   The museum office remains open during this period and staff can be reached Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the closure work will be done to repair several floor areas in the historic building. A reproduction carpet will be installed in the lower and upper halls, front stairs and reception room.  In order to accommodate the work, rooms must first be emptied and furnishings and artwork safely stored away. The historic house will reopen in mid-to-late  March 2016 with a special exhibit visiting from the Museum of Canadian History entitled: Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada. It is
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