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Launch of Doodle 4 Google Exhibition

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 12:55 , by David McKay
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At an event at the ROM on February 25, 2014, Cindy Tang was announced as the National Winner of Canada’s first ever Doodle 4 Google contest.  

Doodle 4 Google contest announcement

Posted: October 15, 2013 - 16:39 , by David McKay
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Doodle 4 Google logo

Google Canada announced on Friday October 11, that they're launching Canada’s first Doodle 4 Google contest for kids. Chris O'Neill, Managing Director Google Canada even posted a blog about this on the Official Google Canada Blog site. Winners will be announced here at the ROM in February, 2014, and the finalists' drawings will even be on display in one of the ROM’s galleries for visitors to see.

Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors - Exhibition Announcement Event

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 19:02 , by David McKay
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Media scrum at the announcement event

On Wednesday October 9, 2013, it was announced that the exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, in partnership with Beijing’s Palace Museum, will open at the ROM on March 8, 2014. The legendary Forbidden City, once home to China’s imperial rulers, is now the Palace Museum, and located in the heart of Beijing. The palatial city, containing about 980 buildings, is home to over 5,000 years of traditional Chinese art and artifacts.

NEW Discovery: A Bone-headed Dinosaur the size of a Dog

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 13:14 , by David McKay
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A new species of bone-headed dinosaur, Acrotholus audeti, has just been announced by a team co-led by ROM paleontologist Dr. David Evans. The groundbreaking fossils are on display at the ROM until June.

ROM Volunteer Profile: Patricia Harris

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 15:20 , by David McKay
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Patricia Harris is a true testament to the profound impact of volunteerism...

Student Performers Kick Off Black History Month at the ROM

Posted: February 4, 2013 - 16:53 , by David McKay
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Student dancers perform at the ROM

Over 80 students performed cultural dance and song in celebration of Black History Month.

34th Annual ROM Colloquium: World Discoveries - on Feb 8, 2013

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 17:40 , by David McKay
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Join us for a FREE symposium highlighting fascinating discoveries by Museum curators and experts!

ROM History Wars – Heavyweights Battle Over Canadian Identity

Posted: March 9, 2012 - 12:13 , by David McKay
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It was another full house in Samuel Hall/Currelly Gallery on the Wednesday evening March 7 as the ROM History Wars debate centred on the place of French language, culture and people in Canadian society and governance. As the format allows a straw poll of hands up in the air, the measure of the audience was taken at the beginning of the debate and after to see if our speakers had moved anyone on their views of a bilingual Canada.  The results of both votes showed a significant number of people who were and remained undecided.  Not surprising when considering such a complex issue.