Monthly Archive: December Worl
Pesh Kabz daggar with sheath. Steel, jade, stone, water buffalo horn, fabric. 19th century India. 948.1.256a-b. The Collection of the First Lord Kitchener. Currently part of the South Asian Study Collection in the ROM’s Education Department.
Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate York University, Co-Chair Friends of South Asia, Department of World Cultures Intern.
Behind-the-Scenes at the Royal Ontario Museum's Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit.
A dusty old model of the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii is carefully deconstructed in order to craft a new touchable interactive version to be installed in the Pompeii exhibit.
A quick collection of impressions from opening weekend festivities for the Pompeii exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Exhibition runs June 13 2015 - January 3rd 2016.
Behind-the-scenes highlights from a year of exhibit planning at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
The third week of October marked the launch of the three-year multi-platform project Of Africa: a rich and thought-provoking series of talks and performances entitled Histories, Collections, Reflections.
The horse is not just a form of transportation, but is a weapon in itself. The genus Equus is thought to have evolved over 4 million years ago in North America, specialising in being able to eat the grass of the steppelands and run away from predators. North American horses later became extinct, possibly due to hunting by humans, although various species of horse, asses and zebras thrived in the Old World.
Humans would have been aware of the other creatures that shared their world from earliest times. At first they would have had an eye towards possible predators or competitors, then possible prey as they became hunters. As the cognitive ability of Early Humans developed, they would observe the nature of the animals which co-habited this Earth with them.