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Taking off Zuul’s jacket

Posted: May 19, 2017 - 15:15 , by admin
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Introducing the Zuul Preparation Blog Series: Robin Sissons is a technician at Research Casting International, as well as a scientist with an MSc from the University of Alberta on ankylosaurs. Robin will be working on preparing Zuul’s belly from its encasing rock over the next few years. Stay tuned for updates from Robin on her progress as she works on this 15 000 kg block of rock and fossil!

Tokummia, a new fossil species from the Burgess Shale traces origin of ants, millipedes and lobsters.

Posted: April 26, 2017 - 13:00 , by admin
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Students working at fossil site on the mountain side.

Guest Blog by Cédric Aria, recent PhD graduate from Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UofT, who was based at the ROM. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

Three cheers for Burgess Shale’ newest oddball animal, a worm with waving “arms”

Posted: January 30, 2017 - 20:00 , by admin
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By Jean-Bernard Caron, Senior Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology, Royal Ontario Museum 

Mystery of conical fossils solved, after 175 years

Posted: January 11, 2017 - 13:57 , by admin
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Student holding shale slabs with fossils.

My name is Joe Moysiuk, I am a 20-year-old undergraduate student at the University of Toronto enrolled in both the departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Earth Sciences. I am excited to announce that a research paper which I am lead author of, titled Hyoliths are Palaeozoic lophophorates, has recently been published by the journal Nature This paper was based primarily on newly discovered fossils housed in the ROM’s invertebrate palaeontology collections.

GIF the ROM! - Updated

Posted: September 9, 2016 - 12:35 , by admin
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Let's have some fun with a #ROMgif contest!

A Different Kind of Mezcal Worm: The Story of a Leech, a Manatee and Biodiversity Conservation

Posted: August 29, 2016 - 08:57 , by admin
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Photo of a leech against a white background

Blog by Roegan Vetro, ROM Biodiversity Gallery Facilitator

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.