McGill holds a good 1200 Bibles in English, French and various languages, along with an impressive group of polyglot Bibles in Hebrew, Latin, Greek and more. Ever since the invention of printing in the 15th century, Bibles were the most frequently printed text over the centuries. Encompassing the Old and New Testaments, or representing abridgements, selections, or readings, each edition is quite unique.
Elizabeth Gwillim (1763-1807) moved to Madras (now Chennai) in India in 1801 when her husband Sir Henry Gwillim was appointed Puisne Judge to the Madras Court. She grew up in Hereford in England and was passionately interested in natural history. During her brief time in India, she painted over 200 watercolours of birds, as well as flowers and landscapes.
Books, printed ephemera, and commemorative objects from a private collection and the collections of McGill University illustrate the lives, reigns, and jubilees of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) in an exhibition mounted at the 4th floor ROAAr Reading Room of the McLennan Library Building during opening hours.
Discover the annual travelling exhibit showing the 2020 and 2021 award winning books for best design made in Canada.
Come and marvel at Canadian book design including genres across the boards: non-fiction, fiction, comics, prose, children’s books and limited editions.
The McGill Library is just one of many locations on this exhibition tour. See them all here.
Cure Yourself by Electricity showcases the history of portable electrotherapeutic devices during the end of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.
For centuries, music has bridged science and art. From Pythagoras's identification of musical intervals in 5th century BC to Johannes Kepler's treatise on the universal manifestations of harmonic proportions in the 17th century, music and mathematics have been closely intertwined.