Monthly Archive: December Coll
Every year, thousands of migrating birds encounter urban environments on their way to breeding or feeding grounds. Birds mistake the reflection in buildings for habitat during the day, and are attracted to light at night - both situations cause an estimated 1 million bird deaths per year in Toronto alone.
It's taken over a year to get this specimen ready, but the newest addition for the Schad Gallery was worth the wait.
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of one of the America’s great archaeological treasures - the ruins of Altun Ha.
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…..
The ROM may be the most romantic place in the city this Valentine’s Day. We scan the collection for signs of Cupid… and find they are everywhere.
Viewer discretion advised. Images depict a Komodo Dragon being dissected as it is prepared for the ROM's collections. Some images may be shocking.