Upcoming Exhibitions


Cabinets of Wonder: A Symposium on Art & Science in the Academy and the Community
Mount Allison University


Friday 30 October 2015
Symposium Morning Events
Wallace McCain Student Centre, Mount Allison University


Coffee & Welcome

10:00- 11:00

Roundtable Discussion:  The Aesthetics of Science: Using Art and Aesthetics in Presenting Science

Kevin Snair, nature photographer and Hopewell Rocks interpreter, "Sparking the Imagination"; Tim Fedak, Director/Curator, Fundy Geological Museum, "Drawing to Observe in Science Education"; Melissa Grey, Curator, Joggins Fossil Rocks, "Using Art to Help Teach Science at the Joggins Fossil Centre".


Coffee Break


Roundtable Discussion: Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Activity at Mount Allison University: Museums and Collections as Subjects and Partners

Anne Koval, Associate Professor, Art History, "Musing on MUSE: Artistic Interventions at the Banff Park Museum"; Jerry Ropson, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing: "...too wonderful to be true: Everyday Pocket Collections"; David Mawhinney, Mount Allison University Archivist, "Discovery and Loss: an Archival Perspective".


Lunch Break

Symposium Afternoon Events
Flemington Room 103 – across from the Owens Art Gallery


Roundtable Discussion: Material History, Community Museums, and Public Education

Dr. Cynthia Wallace-Casey, Manager: Tourism, Heritage & Culture, GNB and Part-time lecturer, Department of History, UNB (History 3755: "Making 'History': Commemoration and Public Memory"); Joan Dawson, author of A History of Nova Scotia in 50 Objects (Nimbus 2015); Dr. Donald McAlpine, Head, Department of Natural Science and Research Curator and Head, Zoology Section, New Brunswick Museum.  


Refreshment Break


Keynote Speaker Dr. John Holmes, University of Birmingham, UK
“The Relationship of art and science in Pre—Raphaelite Art”


Closing Reception and visit of the exhibition, Cabinets of Wonder at the Owens Art Gallery


A collaboration of Mount Allison University and The Royal Society of Canada (Atlantic Chapter)

Sponsored by Mount Allison University Marjorie Young Bell Fund, Department of English, Fine Arts, Centre for Canadian Studies, Office of the President, Owens Art Gallery, and The Royal Society of Canada (Atlantic Chapter)


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