In deciding on a theme for this online exhibit, we wanted one that would enable us to choose objects reflecting the broad diversity of our collections and showcase objects that really matter to Nova Scotians. Nova Scotia found, Nova Scotia made, Nova Scotia used inspired us to choose a wide variety of objects – everything from Jurassic-aged fossils to one-of-a-kind quilts – that best tell the stories of this remarkable place.
100 of Our Favourite Objects
Curators from each of the seven disciplines represented at the museum – Botany, Geology, Zoology, Archaeology, Ethnology, History and Marine History – selected some of their favourite Nova Scotia made/used/found objects and specimens, reflecting the richness and variety of our collections. Our photographers then set to work capturing the complexity and beauty of these objects. Their high quality images provide up-close and detailed views so that the objects can tell their own stories. Enhanced by insights from our curators, we hope these images will inspire you to see and think about these objects in new ways.
Join Our Conversation
As our virtual exhibit evolves, we will be providing more and more opportunities for you to take part in an online dialogue. These fascinating objects belong to all of us. We want to make it easy for you to tell us, and each other, what you think about them. The active participation and engagement of our visitors is central to our mission. By asking questions, challenging conventional thinking and offering insights, you can help bring new meaning to the objects in our collection.