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Monthly Archive: December Anci

Behind the Scenes at the #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 11, 2013 - 12:02 , by Rae Ostman
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Logo for ROM Game Jam

On August 9-11, the ROM hosted our first-ever Game Jam. Here's a peek behind the scenes.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: "What's in a name?"

Posted: August 9, 2013 - 08:10 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess, 1991

In this third instalment of work on the ROM archives find out why the Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess has held such a lasting fascination.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: Museum Attitudes

Posted: August 7, 2013 - 08:54 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM ivory and gold figurine on display

In this second instalment of my work on the archives I pick up the story of the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess, looking at her fluctuating reputation within the museum itself.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: The Early Years

Posted: August 6, 2013 - 17:58 , by Kate Cooper
The front pages of The Palace of Minos volume 4, published by Sir Arthur Evans in 1935

Join me in delving into the archives to uncover the story of this iconic object.....

Mummies, mummies, mummies!

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 14:00 , by Rae Ostman
Detail of mummy Djedmaatesankh in ROM's collection

Even if you  missed Ancient Egypt Weekend 2013, you can continue the fun at home or on a future visit to the ROM.

We’re More Ancient than We Think

Posted: July 12, 2013 - 12:05 , by Maxine Kauter
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Artifacts grouped on a shelf for storage.

We’re More Ancient than We Think: An afternoon with April Hawkins, New World Archaeology Collection Technician.

Mesopotamia: The First Reviews Are In

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 15:24 , by Matthew Church
Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

ur newest feature exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, opened just a few days ago and already, broadcast, digital and print media are buzzing with critical acclaim.

Veni, Vidi, Vici - A Weekend to Remember

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 14:07 , by Kate Cooper

Now that Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend is over the interns reflect on their experiences.....

ROM magazine presents a Mystery Object

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 12:43 , by Maxine Kauter
Detail of mystery object

Did you know that 97% of the Museum’s collection is not on display? While 30,000 objects do currently grace our exhibition halls, they are just the tip of a very large iceberg cloistered away here on Bloor and Queens Park.

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend V of IV: The Final Story

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 14:50 , by Robert Mason

Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend is over, and I thought I would show you the results of my attempt to create a recreation, re-enactment, or impression of a soldier from Dura-Europos (so this is not really one of the original IV, so to speak, hence it is V of IV). In the group above you can see me on the left, with members of the University of Toronto's Hart House Archery Club, who collectively constitute the ROM's 3rd century Roman army (or ROMan army - it being the ROM, we are posing in front of a dinosaur).