June 2017

Monthly Archive: June 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Winding Wool

Posted: June 29, 2017 - 14:39 , 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.

CANADA 150 - Quebec - Hair Memorial

Posted: June 29, 2017 - 14:20 , by Heather Read
detail of hair memorial

#ThrowbackThursday: Good Luck!

Posted: June 22, 2017 - 14:24 , 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.

Habitat the Game Update for #Bioblitz150

Posted: June 21, 2017 - 14:19 , by Aaron Phillips
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A cartoon image of a Blanding's turtle

ROM Biodiversity is excited to announce an update to its content on Habitat the Game, celebrating the upcoming Rouge National Urban Park Bioblitz!

#ThrowbackThursday: Fussy but Rewarding

Posted: June 15, 2017 - 16:25 , 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.

Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: the Monuments of Palmyra and their Devastation

Posted: June 15, 2017 - 16:02 , by admin
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bomb going off in desert.

National Aboriginal History Month

Posted: June 15, 2017 - 14:05 , by Sarah Elliott
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an indigenous man wearing hip-hop clothing stands with his hands raised, giving instructions

By Bella McWatch, Kiowa Wind Memorial (KWM) Indigenous Youth Intern

In June, the entire country will be filled with festivities to commemorate National Aboriginal History Month. The ROM Learning Department is taking this opportunity to continue its ongoing reconciliation efforts through participation by offering Indigenous special events for school groups throughout the month.

The Past in the Present: A Dialogue

Posted: June 13, 2017 - 10:34 , by Craig Cipolla
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By Catherine Tammaro, Richard Zane Smith, and Craig Cipolla. Nearly a year ago we met together at the Royal Ontario Museum to discuss and handle Wendat pottery. Our meeting led to a small collaborative research and writing project that resulted in an ongoing series of blogs. So far, we’ve discussed Remembering Ancient Ceramic Traditions, Archaeological Approaches to Ceramics, and Wyandot Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics. In this entry, we bring our different perspectives into dialogue with one another to briefly explore the diversity and strength of collaborative projects such as ours. Here we focus specifically on our respective understandings of time, an important consideration for anyone interested in the past.

CANADA 150 - Quebec - Trade beads

Posted: June 12, 2017 - 15:03 , by Heather Read
four rows of white sead beads

This week, I want to write about beads.

Museum Week 2017

Posted: June 8, 2017 - 10:46 , by Ryan Dodge
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Museum Week themes

Museum Week is back, June 19th-25th!