Behind-the-scenes

Monthly Archive: December Behi

The Making of Mesopotamia

Posted: June 5, 2013 - 11:14 , by Rae Ostman
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Take a look behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of the Mesopotamia exhibition on June 22. 

Into the Heart of Borneo - A Month on Mulu Mountain & LIVE Google Hangout

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 12:16 , by Brennan Caverhill
Entomologist Chris Darling looks at the mountain during sunset.

ROM Biodiversity researchers studying insects, fungi, and mammals have been discovering new species in the heart of Borneo, in Gunung Mulu National Park, throughout the month of May....

How to display the past.....Part 3: Curatorial Perspectives

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 13:56 , by Kate Cooper

How do curators put together a museum display?  Find out in my third installment of this behind-the-scenes tour.

Judging a Book By Its Cover: ROM Images in print

Posted: March 26, 2013 - 09:49 , by Nicola Woods
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An oil painting by Paul Kane depiciting Plains Métis travelling

As mentioned in the previous post when our clients license images for use in a book or other type of publication we ask that they send us a copy which is then transferred to the ROM Library and Archive.  As I’m sure our Shipping staff are well aware quite a few book packages arrive for Rights and Reproductions.  I just received a copy of Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility and History, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.  I’m willing to judge thi

Komodo Dragon Preparation, Step 3: Cleaning and Articulating the Bones

Posted: March 19, 2013 - 16:32 , by Nicole Richards
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A volunteer cleans the remaining tissue from the Komodo Dragon skull

The final stages of preparing Doni, the Komodo Dragon for display

How to display the past….. Part 2: Collecting

Posted: February 28, 2013 - 15:51 , by Kate Cooper

This instalment of my behind-the-scenes tour of what shapes a museum display began as an example of how museum collections are formed, but it may develop into a detective story as you’ll see…..

How to display the past......

Posted: February 6, 2013 - 17:02 , by Kate Cooper

Ever wondered what goes in to the display you see in a museum gallery? I’m exploring some behind-the-scenes issues that shape what you see.

Komodo Dragon Preparation, Step Two: To the Bug Cave! I mean, Bug ROOM

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 15:31 , by Nicole Richards
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A close-up of the Komodo Dragon head before preparation of the speciman began

Viewer discretion advised. Images depict a Komodo Dragon being dissected as it is prepared for the ROM's collections. Some images may be shocking.

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.

Meet the Ultimate Dino Team: Georgia Guenther

Posted: August 28, 2012 - 17:45 , by admin

It’s one of the most interesting jobs at the ROM – the museum artist. Working in a studio soaked in natural light, Georgia Guenther creates replicas of objects in the collection and other artistic displays you may see inside the galleries. She works closely with curators to ensure her creations are both scientifically accurate and realistic.

We stopped by the studio to ask Georgia a few questions about her role at the ROM.