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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: David Rudkin

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 09:45 , by Ryan Dodge
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Pages from a puzzle-solver’s notebook – piecing eurypterids back together … on paper.

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

ROM Research Colloquium: Arthur Smith

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 09:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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George Barbier print

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.

Adventures at Big Fish River

Posted: December 10, 2012 - 15:38 , by Mia Ijacic
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This blog post was written by Dr. Kim Tait, Curator of Mineralogy at the ROM. As the new recipient of the YPC Research Fund, Kim has travelled to the northeastern corner of the Yukon—a remote region rich with minerals called Rapid Creek. Her work builds on the legacy of ROM research on phosphate minerals, which are one of the largest and most complex in the mineral kingdom and act as the atomic building blocks of our natural world.

ROM Research: Permian trackways from P.E.I.

Posted: November 27, 2012 - 16:27 , by admin
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Illustration of skull.

The largest Ichniotherium footprints ever found!

 

David Evans: Palaeontologist. Educator. Model?

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 14:57 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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David Evans is our latest feature palaeontologist for Dino Days! Meet him Sunday November 25th, but get to know him HERE! So get ready, let’s talk about David Evans!

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:38 , by Dave Ireland
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Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!

#instaROM

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 10:35 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM shot from @stilez

On November 6th, Kiron Mukherjee (@kironcmukherjee), Emilio Genovese (@emilio_genovese) and I (@wrdodger) held our 1st Instagram event at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a ROM-ified #instawalk called #instaROM, here are some of the results. Over 70 photos and over 15 Instagramers took part! 

Virtual Collaboration: The whole story of ancient Roman amethyst gem

Posted: November 9, 2012 - 16:16 , by Paul Denis
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On August 30, 2012 I posted a blog on the rediscovery of a very striking and important ancient Roman amethyst gem engraved with the image of Victory writing on a shield, dating to about 50 BC to AD 25. I also mentioned that the gem was in the collection of Sir Francis Cook by 1903. The posting paid off! Last week I received an email from Dr. Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, a professor at the University of Bonn, Germany, telling me that she had seen my blog and immediately recognized our gem. Dr.