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Spinels: A Misunderstood Gemstone

Posted: July 13, 2012 - 14:30 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Discoveries at Harvard – ROM expertise at work

Posted: June 21, 2012 - 15:14 , by Robert Mason
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This week I am in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums  here are rebuilding, and planning new galleries, and have also acquired a new collection of pottery from the Middle East.  So they have flown me down here for the week on an all-expenses-paid visit, to look at their Islamic pottery (AD 700-1700) and tell them if it is good (not fake), where it is from, and when it was made.

Life of an Isis statue, Bequest Sir Robert Mond, ROM

Posted: June 19, 2012 - 09:07 , by admin
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948.34.41, Seated Isis, was brought to conservation in 1994 for examination and cleaning.

Fact & Falsehood in Ancient Roman and Greek objects

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 09:08 , by Robert Mason

This coming weekend at the ROM (June 9-10) we will have Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend! There will be re-enactors demonstrating and displaying arms and armour, ROM experts and objects, an archery range with more re-enactors, and a myriad of activities including make a lucky “bulla”, creating your own mosaic masterpiece and learning the game of “knucklebones”.

Meteorite of the Month: Oriented Nose Cone

Posted: June 5, 2012 - 08:55 , by Ian Nicklin
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By Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin

A specimen featuring a textured and glassy rock surface.

Figure 1: Meteorite showing ‘thumbprint’ features referred to as regmaglypts.

Ultimate Dinosaurs Sneak Peek: Giants From Gondwana

Posted: May 7, 2012 - 10:29 , by admin

By Ian Morrison, Technician, Vertebrate Palaeontology

ROM Goddesses on display for Archaeology Weekend

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 14:48 , by Robert Mason

As part of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15 we will be putting on a small display of objects from out of the ROM’s vaults.  We are calling it Treasures of the Danube: Enigmatic Objects from Balkan Prehistory.

Biodiversity Series wins award!

Posted: March 29, 2012 - 10:57 , by Antonia Guidotti

Last week, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects recognized the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series of booklets with their Service to the Environment award. The award is “In recognition of the recipient’s ongoing contribution in supporting sensitive, sustainable stewardship of the environment.”

Science, Art and Technology: An Interview with Deborah Samuel

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 16:19 , by Laura Comerford

An x-ray of the lower body of a lizard.

Lizard.I © Deborah Samuel 2012/Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum.