April 2017

Monthly Archive: April 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Labels, labels, labels

Posted: April 27, 2017 - 10:00 , 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.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: John Golla

Posted: April 27, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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John Golla is the Co-Chair of the Visitor Guides and a Member of the Membership Committee at the Department of Museum Volunteers.

  1. What inspired you to volunteer at the ROM?

 I love the ROM and it was a chance to contribute to the community. The opportunity for learning and meeting interesting people both visitors and other volunteers.

Tokummia, a new fossil species from the Burgess Shale traces origin of ants, millipedes and lobsters.

Posted: April 26, 2017 - 13:00 , by admin
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Students working at fossil site on the mountain side.

Guest Blog by Cédric Aria, recent PhD graduate from Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UofT, who was based at the ROM. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Gibson

Posted: April 26, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Doug Gibson is a docent, gallery interpreter and ROMWalker at the Department of Museum Volunteers.

Opening Night for A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

Posted: April 25, 2017 - 12:22 , by Diana Lu
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Written by Sofia D’Amico (Student at Fordham University)

Supervised by Asato Ikeda (Assistant Professor at Fordham University and Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum)

 

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Chryrsky-Harapa

Posted: April 25, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Anna Chryrsky-Harapa is the Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee at the Department of Museum Volunteers.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: Jaclyn Firth

Posted: April 24, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Jaclyn is a volunteer at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, and a recipient of the Ontario Service Award in 2017.

1.      What inspired you to volunteer at the ROM?

After doing museum studies and while looking for a job, I realized I wanted to keep involved in museum culture. I've always loved the ROM and how it combines science and history, so it was my first choice at which to volunteer.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Novak

Posted: April 23, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Elizabeth Novak served as the Community Co-Chair of the ROM Diversity and Inclusion Committee from January 2011 to January 2017. 

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Department of Museum Volunteers celebrates its 60th anniversary

Posted: April 19, 2017 - 14:28 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Blog Post by Vera Hall, President, Department of Museum Volunteers (DMV)

Members Volunteer Committee 25th Anniversary Party (May 1982)

DMV Members Volunteer Committee 25th Anniversary Party (May 1982)

 

First, Tarantulas in Rouge Park; what’s next?

Posted: April 19, 2017 - 13:40 , by Aaron Phillips
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A group of men & women sporting field gears and carrying nets assembled in an outdoor park

Each year nature-lovers have gone on a bioblitz along the Rouge River, they've found ever more species. Come out this summer and help us find even more!