Author Archive: Amanda Girgis

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Chinese Hat Spheres

Posted: April 16, 2014 - 15:11 , by Amanda Girgis
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Image of Hat Spheres.

Laws for hat insignia worn by the Manchu in China, date back to 1636.Numbering less than a quarter of a million, the Manchu conquered the Chinese empire, establishing the Qing dynasty by 1644. To assert authority over the Han Chinese population, the Manchu felt very strongly about having an easily visible means of identification – whether it be for the Imperial family or, Chinese nobles and officials. This prompted a dress regulation that codified dress for the Imperial family and Chinese aristocrats. It distinguished the ruling elite and government from the general population.

National Volunteer Week: ROMkids

Posted: April 12, 2014 - 10:33 , by Amanda Girgis
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Woman standing in the Dinosaur Gallery.

The Royal Ontario Museum proudly joined the Nation in celebrating National Volunteer Week 2014. To wrap up this weeks commemoration of volunteers, we picked the brains of our ROMkids volunteers to learn more about what they do and why they do it. Our volunteers work tirelessly to give to the ROM what it has give them; stewardship, engagement, enjoyment, innovation and learning.

National Volunteer Week: David Grafstein

Posted: April 7, 2014 - 09:56 , by Amanda Girgis
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David standing under a blue umbrella ready to begin a ROM Walk.

National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) ROM highlights DMV's David Grafstein.

Applify Your Museum Visit

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:33 , by Amanda Girgis
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Graphic with sea of app icons

Mobile Apps bridge the physical and digital world for improved communication and enriched interactivity -- See how these apps can enhance your next visit to the ROM!

Hands On Family Day Weekend

Posted: February 15, 2014 - 07:58 , by Amanda Girgis
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A selection of touchable objects.

Enhance your visit this Family Day weekend at the interactive touch tables on Level 2

10 Birds You'll Love More Than Flappy Bird

Posted: February 14, 2014 - 09:07 , by Amanda Girgis
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10 birds in the ROM's collection you'll love more than Flappy Bird.

When Objects Guide Our Pedagogy: An Introduction to Experiential Learning

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 14:31 , by Amanda Girgis
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Experiential learning is a teaching method that allows learners to explore and examine objects that illustrate larger concepts.

Learning science through Hip Hop: Interview with Baba Brinkman

Posted: January 17, 2014 - 13:41 , by Amanda Girgis
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Baba Brickman

Baba Brinkman’s music draws on both the art of rap and, the relevance of natural selection today.