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Q&A with new ROM Director & CEO Josh Basseches

Posted: March 30, 2016 - 08:17 , by admin
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Portrait of Josh in the Rotunda

Yesterday we welcomed Josh Basseches, the new Director & CEO of the ROM. A transformational leader for more than two decades, Basseches brings an extraordinary depth of global museum insight to his new role. His vision includes enhancing the relevance and impact of the Museum by throwing the doors of the institution wide open and dramatically strengthening all aspects of the visitor experience. 

Museums and millennials: the secret may lie in video games

Posted: March 8, 2016 - 11:33 , by admin
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Photo: Visitor testing out Gam Jam games

ROM partners with indie video game developer Last Hour Games to engage Millennials through new media.

Remembering Kiowa Wind McComb

Posted: February 10, 2016 - 16:23 , by admin
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Portrait of Kiowa Wind McComb at the ROM.

Kiowa was the Indigenous Youth Intern in the ROM Learning Department through the generous support of Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and was an exceptionally promising young man.

Valentine's Day at the ROM: Unique Painting of Lovers

Posted: February 9, 2016 - 10:57 , by admin
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Miniature painting showing Radha and Krishna, (gouache on paper), Mughal period, India, 18th century

Guest blog by Sudharshan Duraiyappah, a scholar and instruction at the University of Toronto and the ROM

A cursory glance at the 17th century Kangra painting featuring Radha and her lover Krishna, who according to Hindu mythology is considered an incarnation of the god Vishnu, might elicit a double take. This miniature painting in the ROM’s collection portrays the fair – skinned Radha in her male lover’s attire and the dark- skinned Krishna wearing his female lover’s garments.

Padded Hangers 2.0: Revamping Storage for Fitted Jackets

Posted: December 14, 2015 - 12:33 , by admin
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The ROM recently acquired 6 fitted jackets by the designer Martin Margiela. We created additional support by adding creating padded forms for the body and arms that would fit over the polyethylene wire hangers.

Good Over Evil: Diwali, Festival of Lights

Posted: November 10, 2015 - 15:30 , by admin
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Illustration of a lantern.

Diwali is celebrated by over one billion Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains (and their friends!) in South Asia and among the South Asian Diaspora; it is an official holiday in: Fiji, Guyana, India, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Suriname, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago!  Popularly and affectionately known as the ‘festival of lights,’ at Diwali it is customary to light diyas--small lamps--before the darkness of night approaches. Brass or other beautiful lamps will be lit inside the home and placed in each room. The outside of the home is lit aglow with humble clay lamps numbering in the dozens if not hundreds to form beautiful and often elaborate patterns.

Museum Monday with Melissa - November 2

Posted: November 2, 2015 - 17:08 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

It was great to see so many new and familiar faces celebrating the Day of the Dead at #FNLROM this past Friday. 

Photo of a dino

There is so much to see and do this week ! 

RIVERDALE: EAST OF THE DON

Posted: October 19, 2015 - 15:37 , by admin
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Friends of the Canadian Collections (FCC) / Amis des Collections Canadiennes (ACC)

Presents

RIVERDALE: EAST OF THE DON - How did it begin? Who were some of its celebrities?

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11am

Place: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre

FREE with ROM admission

Remembering Mr. Francesco Grosso

Posted: September 24, 2015 - 10:28 , by admin
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Many staff, volunteers, and visitors may remember Mr. Francesco Grosso, who was part of ROM life for 45 years as he entertained and captivated young and older audiences at our Queen's Park entrance with his travelling push-cart filled with treasures and treats. Visitors and staff, and more recently their grandchildren, often looked for him and asked after him. We are very sorry to learn of Mr. Grosso's passing last week. 

The restudy of the iconic Hallucigenia animal from Burgess Shale

Posted: June 24, 2015 - 13:00 , by admin
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New research published today in the journal Nature describes a newly-discovered 'ring of teeth' in an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago.