February 2017

Monthly Archive: February 2017

CANADA 150 – What We Make and What We’re Made Of

Posted: February 27, 2017 - 14:24 , by Heather Read
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Hi! I'm Heather Read, the Rebanks Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian Decorative Arts. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, I’ll be writing a blog series this year highlighting interesting objects from the Canadian Decorative Arts Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. With this series, I’ll be talking about some of the furniture, pottery, and glass that are currently on exhibition at the ROM, but I’ll also give you a peek behind the scenes into the parts of this collection that aren’t currently on display.

Collaboration, Family and Photography: The Process of Creating an Installation for The Family Camera Exhibition

Posted: February 27, 2017 - 12:14 , by Jennifer Orpana
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Written By Maya Wilson-Sanchez

Since September 2016, OCAD University, The Royal Ontario Museum and The Family Camera Network have been collaborating to create an interactive project for The Family Camera exhibition opening May 6, 2017.

Illustrations that Bring the Past Back to Life!

Posted: February 23, 2017 - 14:35 , by jacqueline waters
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Meet Danielle Dufault—she is the Royal Ontario Museum's paleaontological illustrator. Check out her amazing illustrations that showcase life from the past. 

When Art Meets Fashion: COS x Agnes Martin

Posted: February 22, 2017 - 10:47 , by Alexandra Palmer
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Two male models posing against a grey background

COS × AGNES MARTIN GUGGENHEIM 2016: Martin menswear is added to the ROM collection

By Dr. Alexandra Palmer and Clara Puton

Popular Motifs on Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

Posted: February 21, 2017 - 09:00 , by Silvia Forni
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Art, Honour, Ridicule: Asafo Flags of Southern Ghana. Unidentified artist, Saltpond Workshop c. 1980. Royal Ontario Museum.

The Fante are one of the many culturally and linguistically related groups known collectively as the Akan. They mostly live in the Central Region of Ghana, their territory extending along the coast and inland from Takoradi in the west, to Senya Beraku in the east. Coastland Fanteland, once known as the Gold Coast, has been exposed to European contact longer than any other area of sub-Saharan Africa.

#ThrowbackThursday: Typewriters and Cranky Looms

Posted: February 16, 2017 - 14:55 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo ‘Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

Join us at the Blue Whale Media Preview!

Posted: February 10, 2017 - 10:13 , by Ryan Dodge
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Dead Blue Whale is towed behind a boat for processing

We're inviting 10 lucky people to the Media Preview for our upcoming exhibition, Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story.

#ThrowbackThursday: Quite a Feat

Posted: February 2, 2017 - 15:13 , by Sarah Fee
"It looks rather hopeless but it worked."

In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo ‘Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.