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Monthly Archive: December ROM

Travels in India, part 1

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 11:08 , by Ryan Dodge
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 Sarkej Rosa, a beautiful serene respite in the middle of a chaotic modern city

Senior Preparator, Bob Walsh was asked to give a talk on his specialty, exhibit lighting design, by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

The ROM changed my life - it's in my DNA.

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 20:45 , by Dave Ireland
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Oliver and Christine in the lab, checking out the DNA of some flightless bird, maybe a Moa.

My name is Christine Black, and I'm a grade 12 student at St. Clement's high school in Toronto.  Thanks to Oliver and Kristen, I now love DNA.

ROM Research Colloquium: Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 16:33 , by Ryan Dodge
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Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez in the field

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

ROM Research Colloquium: Justin Jennings

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 10:31 , by Ryan Dodge
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Figure 1. The site of La Real as it looked in 1995 when archaeologists first arrived — the circus was in town (photo courtesy of Marko Lopez)

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

ROM Research Colloquium: Kim Tait

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 10:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kim during her recent trip to northern Yukon

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

ROM Research Colloquium: Ryan Dodge

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 10:19 , by Ryan Dodge
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Ryan hard at work!

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

ROM Research Colloquium: Dr. Peter Kaellgren

Posted: January 21, 2013 - 09:06 , by Ryan Dodge
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Dr. Peter Kaellgren on a recent trip to the Louvre

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Life in the ROM DNA Lab

Posted: October 3, 2012 - 12:30 , by admin
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By Oliver Haddrath, Ornithology Technician

DNA testing over the last 30 years has revolutionized many different fields ranging from health care to law enforcement to the study of human civilization and natural history.  The ROM was quick to adopt techniques such as DNA sequencing and genetic fingerprinting as powerful tools to help study its collections.

ROM Mycologists in the field

Posted: September 24, 2012 - 13:20 , by admin

Posting by Kirstin Bourne

Mushroom season has only just started and already ROM mycologists have been out in the field conducting research and searching for new specimens to add to the museum collection. Last week I got the chance to join Jean-Marc Moncalvo, the ROM’s Senior Curator of Mycology, along with Ph.D. Candidate Santiago Sanchez and Josie Carding, a summer intern in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity for a few days of foraging and camping in Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park.

Behind the Scenes: a surprise photograph from India

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 15:53 , by Deepali Dewan

Mystery portrait in the ROM's collection, later revealed to be Sunder Shyam Chadha in the film “Chhottii Babhi,” 1951