Ancient Cultures

Monthly Archive: December Anci

A Model Miniature for Pompeii: The House of the Tragic Poet

Posted: June 30, 2015 - 10:07 , by Kay Sunahara
House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii, ROM miniature model

Behind-the-Scenes at the Royal Ontario Museum's Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit.

A dusty old model of the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii is carefully deconstructed in order to craft a new touchable interactive version to be installed in the Pompeii exhibit.

Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano

Posted: June 17, 2015 - 16:07 , by Kay Sunahara
Wine Cup (cantharus) from the House of Menander, Pompeii

A quick collection of impressions from opening weekend festivities for the Pompeii exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Exhibition runs June 13 2015 - January 3rd 2016.

Installing Pompeii

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 17:16 , by Kay Sunahara
Exhibit cases waiting for artifact install - Pompeii at the ROM

A view of behind-the-scenes preparations for a major museum exhibit on the ancient Roman city buried by a volcano in 79 AD

Exhibit in the Making: Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 13:36 , by Kay Sunahara
Lead curator Paul Denis in the finished Pompeii exhibit

Behind-the-scenes highlights from a year of exhibit planning at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

How Install an Ancient Roman Bronze Statue in 10 Not-so Easy Steps

Posted: June 5, 2015 - 09:53 , by Kay Sunahara
A crowd of ROM staff and media gather for the installation

We are in the midst of installation for our Pompeii, In the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit, opening June 13, 2015. Here's a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes on the exhibition floor today (June 4th).

Pompeii Saga: Last Day

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 14:14 , by Sarah Horsfall
Antique colour illustration (c. 1866) of Mount Vesuvious erupting

The horrors of the Mount Vesuvius eruption were buried under volcanic ash. Thankfully one scholarly young man wrote the story of his own survival.

By: Douglas Thomson


Introducing Nefret-Mut

Posted: October 24, 2014 - 09:58 , by Gayle Gibson
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Gayle Gibson with Nefret-Mut's coffin

ROM Educator and Egyptologist Gayle Gibson explains how she was able to name this mummy after so many years in the collection

Goddess Exposed: the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Goddess is on display!

Posted: September 23, 2014 - 14:19 , by Kate Cooper
ROM 'Minoan' Goddess now on display

She’s been languishing in the Greek & Roman storerooms for years, but finally  the ROM Minoan Goddess is back on display.

Conservation Intern Spotlight: Natasa Krsmanovic

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 10:01 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
Natasa performing backing removal on an albumen photograph at her bench in the Queen’s conservation lab. Photo courtesy of Natasa Krsmanovic.

This spotlight post--featuring ROM paper conservation intern Natasa Krsmanovic--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current paper conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.

Epic Civilizations During ROM Revealed: A Volunteer's Perspective

Posted: May 22, 2014 - 08:31 , by Deepali Dewan
Hung out with lions and dragons at volunteer post in Far Eastern Department.  Saw 250,000 year old mand mad artifacts.  How was your Sat? #ROMrevealed

Guest blogger, Amanjeet Chauhan sums up her experience as a volunteer during ROM Revealed Weekend.