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Ancient Egypt Weekend! OR How a mummy, NOT a dinosaur, got me into teaching.

Posted: May 10, 2012 - 22:40 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I started volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum when I was 14. After a few summers of being a camper at Summer Club, I was old enough to start volunteering. Volunteering at Summer Club turned out to be an incredibly magical experience for me, and eventually led to me to where I am today!

#ROMSpace Weekend is out of this world!

Posted: May 5, 2012 - 19:30 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Space has always been pretty important to me. In fact, my 3rd memory in LIFE is watching an episode of Star Trek The Original Series.

Kiron holds a rock from Mars!

Be like me and hold a piece of Mars!

A Moon Walk at the ROM

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 15:57 , by admin

It’s an elite group of people that have walked on the moon, but this weekend you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the experience with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (or at least the image of them – Neil is reflected in Buzz’s space helmet).  Space Weekend, May 5 – 6 only, is shaping up to be out of this world!

Dinosaur Weekend is finally here!

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 10:20 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I feel like my whole life has been leading up to THIS moment.

Left: Kiron running away from the T-rex posed in the background.  Right: Inside the storage room, Kiron holds two large sharp fossilized teeth.

An Interview with Plasticine Artist Barbara Reid

Posted: April 19, 2012 - 11:43 , by Patti McCabe
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Book cover and portrait of the artist.

Artist Barbara Reid with her latest publication Picture a Tree.

Archaeology Weekend Recap

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 10:24 , by admin

Submitted by Chen Shen, Vice President, Would Cultures

A busy gallery filled with guests and archaeologists!

Here we have UofT graduate students explaining artefacts from the Aegean, behind them more students showing Onario artefacts, and behind them quipu-making with Dr. Justin Jennings!

Meet an Archaeologist: Dan Rahimi

Posted: April 13, 2012 - 08:02 , by Robert Mason
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In celebration of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15, we have interviewed a few ROM archaeologists. Dan Rahimi works in the Middle East studying the period around the beginnings of settled societies around 10 to 5 thousand years ago, he is also the ROM’s Vice President of Gallery Development.

Archaeology Weekend: Meet your Museum Heroes!

Posted: April 10, 2012 - 10:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee

I can’t wait for Archaeology Weekend (April 14 – 15). It’s REALLY going to be special. BUT! Before we get there, let me tell you a story!

Standing in a replica of a tomb in the Gallery of Africa: Egypt.

Studio Jones, the wannabe Museum Hero.

Who is Dr. ROMulous?

Posted: March 8, 2012 - 09:22 , by Patti McCabe
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Yesterday, we introduced you to, Dr. ROMulous,  the host of the ROM’s March Break activitity, The Game Show at the End of the World.  Not to leave you in the dark, we are please to give you the back story on our superhero of science and history!

A man dressed in a lab coat, tights, and a cape.

Celtic Fun Weekend: Themed Pancakes, Warrior Paint, and Dancing

Posted: March 1, 2012 - 09:55 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Kiron Mukherjee dressed as a fairy, posing with a roman bust on display in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

Gettin' my faerie on. Join us this Celtic Weekend for a magical time.