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Behind the Scenes at the #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 11, 2013 - 12:02 , by Rae Ostman
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Logo for ROM Game Jam

On August 9-11, the ROM hosted our first-ever Game Jam. Here's a peek behind the scenes.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: "What's in a name?"

Posted: August 9, 2013 - 08:10 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess, 1991

In this third instalment of work on the ROM archives find out why the Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess has held such a lasting fascination.

The Caribou I Haven’t Seen

Posted: August 8, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Caribou Skull lying on the grass

Leslie Bol, a wildlife biologist, speaks about her experience while doing an aerial caribou survey in Nunavut.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: Museum Attitudes

Posted: August 7, 2013 - 08:54 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM ivory and gold figurine on display

In this second instalment of my work on the archives I pick up the story of the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess, looking at her fluctuating reputation within the museum itself.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: The Early Years

Posted: August 6, 2013 - 17:58 , by Kate Cooper
The front pages of The Palace of Minos volume 4, published by Sir Arthur Evans in 1935

Join me in delving into the archives to uncover the story of this iconic object.....

New Research from the Burgess Shale: Thorny worms that swarmed in the Cambrian seas

Posted: July 31, 2013 - 10:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Fossilized Hallucigenia sparsa.

Hallucigenia sparsa is no ordinary animal. This poster child of the Burgess Shale biota is the ultimate weirdo!

The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters

Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain

Posted: June 17, 2013 - 16:32 , by Maxine Kauter
Image of door with text "2B"

What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.

Cloth hunting in Tanzania

Posted: June 13, 2013 - 10:48 , by Sarah Fee
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In the 19th century, cloth was big business in East Africa. From present-day Somalia down to Mozambique, the whole eastern half of the continent was experiencing an economic boom as it exported elephant ivory, slaves, aromatics and spices to Asia, Europe, and North America. With their newfound wealth, East African consumers largely sought to acquire foreign cloth and beads.