September 2017

Monthly Archive: September 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Finishing Touches

Posted: September 28, 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.

Awesome Year for Painted Ladies

Posted: September 25, 2017 - 15:19 , by Antonia Guidotti
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“They’re everywhere!”

You may have seen one, two or many of these lovely butterflies in the past week. Maybe in your backyard or in a flower garden or in a park.

#ThrowbackThursday: Endurance Test

Posted: September 21, 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.

Early Tourist Photography at Niagara Falls

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 12:00 , by admin
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Black and white tintype photo of four men sitting on a cart in front of Niagara Falls

By Victoria Abel, M.A.

Join us at the #VikingsTO Media Preview!

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 07:56 , by Ryan Dodge
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A Viking Ship in Toronto Harbour

Know your way around Instragram? Snap star? YouTube creator? We would love for you to join us at the Vikings: The Exhibition media preview! 

Fill out the form below before 12pm EST on October 6th for your chance to attend. We'll choose 10 lucky applicants, so apply early. You must be able to make it to Toronto on the morning of November 1st to attend the media preview. Good Luck!

 

#ThrowbackThursday: Nearly Finished

Posted: September 14, 2017 - 10:10 , 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.

#ThrowbackThursday: Getting Creative

Posted: September 7, 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.

CANADA 150 - Ontario - Clay

Posted: September 6, 2017 - 11:57 , by Heather Read
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Detail of ceramic vessels on shelf

The Natural World in South Asian Painting

Posted: September 5, 2017 - 11:58 , by Deepali Dewan
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Watercolour painting of Emperor Aurangzeb Observing Nilgaï

True Blue Detectives

Posted: September 4, 2017 - 12:22 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM technician Oliver Haddrath extracting a DNA sample from blue whale tissue. Photo by Connor McDowell

Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Connor McDowell

The Royal Ontario Museum has marked yet another first for science with the Blue Whale Project. This achievement could hold keys to the conservation of this majestic, endangered mammal – not to mention a deeper understanding of the unique evolutionary history of the largest living animal on Earth. The beginning of this story starts two thousand kilometers away, on the shores of Newfoundland, Canada with something so small that you can't see it with the naked eye.