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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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Fundraising Calendars Now Available

2016 Fundraising Calendars Now Available Featuring Cat and Dog Paintings by H.H. Couldery The Friends of Glanmore recently unveiled  a new fundraising initiative. They have produced a 2016 calendar featuring beautiful photographs of cat and dog paintings by Horatio H. Couldery (1832-1918) from the collection at Glanmore National Historic Site. Couldery was a noted British artist who specialized in painting cats and dogs . According to dog art expert William Secord, the collection of works by H.H. Couldery at Glanmore National Historic Site is “one of the most extraordinary collections of Victorian animal paintings in the world.“ The Friends of Glanmore are currently in the planning stages of
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Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes

Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes Filming on Location at Ontario Museums CBC recently released this behind the scenes special Making Murdoch: Discovering Ontario featuring the many historical sites that are used as filming locations for the period television show, Murdoch Mysteries.  You can catch a glimpse of Glanmore at the 10:13 mark.  Glanmore National Historic Site was used as a location for filming of the episode “The Curse of Beaton Manor” in season 3 of Murdoch Mysteries. Making Murdoch: Discovering Ontario
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