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Behind the Camera: ROM Images creation

Posted: May 1, 2013 - 12:03 , by Nicola Woods
Portrait of ROM photographer Brian Boyle, by Tiffany Cuthbert

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival starts today which makes May a busy month for Brian Boyle the ROM’s Senior Photographer.

ROM Archaeology Weekend

Posted: April 11, 2013 - 14:37 , by Rae Ostman
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Archaeologists excavating in Cyprus

ROM Archaeology weekend, April 13-14 2013, will feature local archaeologists who work across Canada and around the world.

Archaeology Weekend is here!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 22:25 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Here’s THREE reasons to come out to the ROM this weekend (April 13/14) for Archaeology Weekend!

The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

Posted: March 25, 2013 - 14:48 , by April Hawkins
The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

For our March Break programming this year I wanted to mark the 50th anniversary of the excavation of an incredible ancient Maya site -  Altun Ha, Belize

Better than Saturday morning cartoons

Posted: March 20, 2013 - 16:11 , by Allison Gillies
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One-year-old Peter

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.

March Break 2013 - Passport to the World

Posted: March 4, 2013 - 14:45 , by Jovanna Scorsone
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Royal Ontario Museum March Break Passport to the world March 9 to March 17

March Break is coming and we're ready for you with lots of hands-on fun! Come to the ROM this March Break and give your kids a passport to a whole new world!

Student Performers Kick Off Black History Month at the ROM

Posted: February 4, 2013 - 16:53 , by David McKay
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Student dancers perform at the ROM

Over 80 students performed cultural dance and song in celebration of Black History Month.

34th Annual ROM Colloquium: World Discoveries - on Feb 8, 2013

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 17:40 , by David McKay
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Join us for a FREE symposium highlighting fascinating discoveries by Museum curators and experts!

My journey with Sir David Attenborough

Posted: January 21, 2013 - 10:00 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
Sir David Attenborough with Jean-Bernard Caron at the Walcott Quarry (Burgess Shale)

Sir David Attenborough has been filming Nature all his life. In 2009, at the age of 83, he traveled the world again to discover how Life began and diversified into the myriad of organisms that form the basis of today's biodiversity. The result of this journey is the beautiful documentary, "First Life," that won three Emmy Awards in 2011. The new ROM Gallery of Early Life anticipated to open by the end of 2014 will feature some of the key fossils shown in the documentary, many of those will come from our own ROM collections! 

The origin of animals represents a turning point in Life history. About half a billion years ago all the major animal groups that are still around us today appear in the fossil record. One of the best sites in the world to study this key interval in Life history is the 505 million year old Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. As an expert of the Burgess Shale biota, I was invited to accompany Sir David Attenborough to the field. Here are few snapshots from the Burgess Shale I took during this specific trip.

Sharypic photo wall at Friday Night Live

Posted: January 8, 2013 - 15:20 , by Ryan Dodge
Sharypic photo wall in action at #FNLROM

During Season 2 of Friday Night Live (October 12, 2012 - November 30, 2012), this past fall we deployed a real time photo wall where visitors could tweet photos with the #FNLROM hashtag and they would be displayed almost instantly.