Monthly Archive: December Behi
How do curators put together a museum display? Find out in my third installment of this behind-the-scenes tour.
Yesterday the ROM held our first Google+ Hangout on Air, the first museum in Canada to do so. There's more to come every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon EST until April 30th.
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
One-year-old Peter likes looking at the paper with his parents on Saturday mornings (or better yet, ripping it apart, says his dad). This past weekend he went straight for the latest copy of Let’s ROM and started flipping through it with a look of intense concentration on his face. The ROM’s March Break offerings (and the chance to meet dino mascots Gertie and Gordo) must have appealed to Peter and he wasn’t alone; the Museum welcomed 66,006 visitors—a March break attendance record— this past week for its special interactive programming.
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…..
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.
Viewer discretion advised. Images depict a Komodo Dragon being dissected as it is prepared for the ROM's collections. Some images may be shocking.