July 2013

Monthly Archive: July 2013

New Research from the Burgess Shale: Thorny worms that swarmed in the Cambrian seas

Posted: July 31, 2013 - 10:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Fossilized Hallucigenia sparsa.

Hallucigenia sparsa is no ordinary animal. This poster child of the Burgess Shale biota is the ultimate weirdo!

Behind the Scenes: What the ROM is Doing this Afternoon

Posted: July 25, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Woman standing in Museum.

Deidra Leowinata, an EVC student explores behind the scenes and introduces you to the many faces of the ROM.

ROM Conservation Labs: Behind the Scenes

Posted: July 25, 2013 - 14:43 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Paper Conservation lab

Here is a Storify of the annual ROM Conservation staff open house.

The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters

Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!

New Acquisition: Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 12:00 , by Ryan Dodge
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Inside the shipping room, inspecting a wooden crate

Last week the museum acquired a Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer.

Mummies, mummies, mummies!

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 14:00 , by Rae Ostman
Detail of mummy Djedmaatesankh in ROM's collection

Even if you  missed Ancient Egypt Weekend 2013, you can continue the fun at home or on a future visit to the ROM.

Let there be Light

Posted: July 17, 2013 - 11:58 , by Brian Boyle
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Image showing all of the detail.

Our Senior Photographer, Bryan Boyle, shares his process of photographing beautiful Baroque textiles. 

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

Meteorites

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 15:14 , by Brian Boyle
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Thin section of a meteorite

As the ROM's photographer, I get to see and handle some really neat things.

The Museum Makers Mural!

Posted: July 14, 2013 - 22:14 , by Kiron Mukherjee

Hi, we are the Museum Makers from Session 1 of Summer Club 2013! We made this extraordinary mural for the Royal Ontario Museum....