Monthly Archive: December Behi
I’ve just finished a Google+ Hangout talking about the ROM ‘Minoan’ goddess with a colleague and expert in ancient ivory and gold statues, Dr. Kenneth Lapatin. It was Ken’s research and publications about the suspect Minoan ivory figurines in several museum collections that first prompted the ROM to reconsider the display of their own ‘icon’ (see my blog post for more on this story).
Weston Exhibition hall is a hub of activity. Preparations for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors are well under way. In just one month and 2 day the wait will be over. It is amazing how a bit of paint will transform a room. Imagine what it does for Weston Exhibition Hall. Add a bit of construction, some new walls and a lot of display cases and contractors and ROM staff hard at work and you can feel the anticipation in the air.
I continue the story which I began in my previous post to show how the British archeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, made his own particular interpretation of the ancient Minoan civilization so popular...
I pick up the story of the Ivory ‘Minoan’ Goddess to discuss why the ROM, or indeed anyone, believed that the figurine was genuine (or why she was created, if she is fake).
I’m very excited to announce that a short video about the ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess has just gone live!
You may have noticed that there is some work going on on the ROOF of the Queens Park addition....
In this third instalment of work on the ROM archives find out why the Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess has held such a lasting fascination.