Monthly Archive: December Coll
This spotlight post--featuring ROM conservation intern Emily Ricketts--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current artefact conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.
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…
In celebration of Canada Day and Canadian Heritage Week (July 1st - July 7th) this post will relfect on the rich heritage and history embedded within our maple leaf.
The ROM's collecton of swords from the Phillipines is outlined in the context of the history and geography of the archipelago.
A surge in the poaching of Southern White Rhinoceros made the ROM reconsider the presentation of our iconic specimen.
Recently, the ROM acquired a work by Canadian-Indian artist Youngo Varma (b. 1938) that exemplifies his work with organic abstract forms.
For ROM Revealed, part of our 100-year celebrations, we undertook a major re-organisation in some Collections and Research departments. Here we can see the improvements made in the storage of Asian Arms & Armour in anticipation of this momentous occasion.