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GIF the ROM!

Posted: August 15, 2016 - 12:35 , by admin
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Let's have some fun with a #ROMgif contest!

The secret of Oesia: a Burgess Shale mystery, by Karma Nanglu

Posted: July 7, 2016 - 10:05 , by admin
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My name is Karma Nanglu and I’m a PhD student at the University of Toronto, but on a day-to-day basis I do my research at the Royal Ontario Museum.

A New Dino Stamp Series

Posted: May 30, 2016 - 14:50 , by admin
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Acrotholus audeti – This small dinosaur possessed a skull bearing a 10-centimeter thick dome of solid bone over the eyes. The bipedal herbivore may have used the dome to butt heads with other members of its species. It inhabited the then coastal lowlands of Alberta about 85 million years ago.

Named in 2013 by David C. Evans (Royal Ontario Muserum) and Michael J. Ryan (Cleveland Museum of Natural History), the Acrotholus audeti is one of five dinosaurs featured in Canada Post's new "Dinos of Canada" stamp series.

Modern Mexico: Fusions, Fashion and Folk Art

Posted: May 20, 2016 - 09:13 , by admin
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Photo of a ceramic sculpture

By Ana Galindo

Since the opening of the ¡Viva México! exhibition at the ROM in May 2015, we have been generously treated to a myriad of events related to the show—visiting artists, talks and Friday Night Live events. Most recently, the museum hosted a magnificent symposium introducing attendees to the ideas and work of various academics and experts on the visual culture of Mexico.

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.

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