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Origins of a Collection: A look at R.S. Williams' Historic Musical Instruments

Posted: July 7, 2014 - 12:42 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
European Music Book. Detail. 1835.

Have you ever wondered how museums collect their treasured artefacts? You probably know that many objects are generously donated to such cultural centres. But do you know the story or the provenance (the record of origin and history of ownership) behind these objects? The ROM is full of interesting acquisition stories—many of which can be found in the Curatorial departments and the Library & Archives. This is just one…

 

For the Adventuresome: Traversing Back in Time with Dr. Ed Keall

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:08 , by Rae Ostman
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Closeup view of a document

"Team Keall"--University of Toronto students Daira Szostak and Nicole Marcogliese--have been working on the archives of ROM archaeologist Ed Keall. Here, Daira shares some of the fascinating records they've found related to the ROM's excavations at Qal'eh-i Yazdigird in the 1970s.

ROM Research Colloquium: Arthur Smith

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 09:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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George Barbier print

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Archaeological Achievements of the ROM - 1914 to 2012

Posted: December 18, 2012 - 13:20 , by Gwen Adams
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This blog post was written by Kara Ma, ROM's Rebanks Intern. 

As the newest Rebanks Intern, I am excited to present the latest ROM Library display case, located on the main floor just in front of the Library and Archives. On display is a timeline depicting highlights of the ROM’s extensive work and achievements in the field of archaeology

The Fruits of our Labour: ROM images in print

Posted: December 10, 2012 - 15:46 , by Nicola Woods
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Two stacks of books that include images from the Royal Ontario Museum

A behind-the-scenes look at the publication of ROM images and a custom photo shoot of El Anatsui’s artwork.