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Discoveries at Harvard – ROM expertise at work

Posted: June 21, 2012 - 15:14 , by Robert Mason
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This week I am in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums  here are rebuilding, and planning new galleries, and have also acquired a new collection of pottery from the Middle East.  So they have flown me down here for the week on an all-expenses-paid visit, to look at their Islamic pottery (AD 700-1700) and tell them if it is good (not fake), where it is from, and when it was made.

ROM’s archaeologists at the Maya ruins of Ka’Kabish and Lamanai in Belize

Posted: June 18, 2012 - 13:15 , by admin
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Dr. Chen Shen

Written by Chen Shen, Vice President, Senior Curator, Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology

Archaeologists pose in front of a Mayan temple in a clearing in the Jungle.

Meet Kate Cooper. Ancient Greece and Rome Expert.

Posted: June 7, 2012 - 11:18 , by Robert Mason
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Woman holding a pottery artifact with shelves in the background.

We caught up with Kate Cooper examining Corinthianising pottery in the ROM store rooms.

Fact & Falsehood in Ancient Roman and Greek objects

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 09:08 , by Robert Mason

This coming weekend at the ROM (June 9-10) we will have Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend! There will be re-enactors demonstrating and displaying arms and armour, ROM experts and objects, an archery range with more re-enactors, and a myriad of activities including make a lucky “bulla”, creating your own mosaic masterpiece and learning the game of “knucklebones”.

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

Posted: May 10, 2012 - 22:40 , by Kiron Mukherjee

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!

Archaeology Weekend Recap

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

Submitted by Chen Shen, Vice President, World 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.

ROM Goddesses on display for Archaeology Weekend

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 14:48 , by Robert Mason

As part of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15 we will be putting on a small display of objects from out of the ROM’s vaults.  We are calling it Treasures of the Danube: Enigmatic Objects from Balkan Prehistory.

Meet an Archaeologist: Kay Sunahara

Posted: April 11, 2012 - 13:55 , by Robert Mason

Kay crouches beside a large pot inside a dark cave.

Providing scale for some very large ancient Maya storage jars, Actun Chechem Ha, Belize. Image: Holley Moyes

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!