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Monthly Archive: December Coll

Amarna Artifacts in the ROM’s Ancient Egypt Collection

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 11:33 , by Matthew Church
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Gallery shot of Eye of the Beholder with collar and relief sculpture in foreground under spotlight, W. Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall

A look at the ROM's massive collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, specifically those from the Armana collection.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.

New Acquisition: Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 12:00 , by Ryan Dodge
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Inside the shipping room, inspecting a wooden crate

Last week the museum acquired a Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer.

Let there be Light

Posted: July 17, 2013 - 11:58 , by Brian Boyle
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Image showing all of the detail.

Our Senior Photographer, Bryan Boyle, shares his process of photographing beautiful Baroque textiles. 

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

Meteorites

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 15:14 , by Brian Boyle
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Thin section of a meteorite

As the ROM's photographer, I get to see and handle some really neat things.

We’re More Ancient than We Think

Posted: July 12, 2013 - 12:05 , by Maxine Kauter
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Artifacts grouped on a shelf for storage.

We’re More Ancient than We Think: An afternoon with April Hawkins, New World Archaeology Collection Technician.

Old School Still Works

Posted: July 10, 2013 - 09:08 , by Brian Boyle
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Film hanging on a string to dry.

The ROM's Photographer, Bryan Boyle, shares his experience with processing film and why he put these skills to use after the big Toronto storm.

An Ivory Triptych

Posted: July 8, 2013 - 08:36 , by Brian Boyle
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15th century European ivory hinged triptych with Crucifixion and Baptism scene

Every once in a while, well actually more on a very regular basis, some amazing artifacts come to our studio to be photographed.

Caring for the ROM's Collections

Posted: June 19, 2013 - 12:51 , by Rae Ostman
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Woman photographing a clay pot, with a cart holding additional pots in the foreground

Year round, ROM staff, interns, and volunteers care for our collections behind the scenes.