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8 things to know about the ROM’s reopened Weston Entrance

Posted: December 11, 2017 - 12:42 , by admin
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Rendering of ROM Heritage Weston Queen's Park Entrance

With the reopening of the heritage Weston Entrance, the ROM is literally and symbolically throwing its doors open even wider and welcoming all audiences into the Museum. Here are 8 things to know about the Weston Entrance.

LIVE: Timothy Snyder on The Rise of Modern Tyranny

Posted: November 21, 2017 - 12:39 , by admin
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They say history repeats itself, and today, the price of ignoring history has been to invite authoritarianism back into the mainstream. Although they differ from the fascists and communists of the 20th century, modern-day tyrants have regularly referred to the 1930s while relying upon familiar oppressive tactics from the collapse of the first globalization. Professor Timothy Snyder's thought-provoking lecture explores how individual citizens can turn history into action to better defend democratic freedoms and institutions.

There’s bones in them there hills: Fossil Finding in the Badlands

Posted: November 14, 2017 - 14:54 , by admin
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written by: Mary Paquet, Intern, ROM Paleontology

How do you go about finding a dinosaur? It’s the best kind of treasure hunt. The thrill, the satisfaction, the excitement of finding a fossil is something not everyone gets to experience.

World-renowned Nature Photography Competition Announces 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner

Posted: October 18, 2017 - 13:33 , by admin
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Photo of Rhino with it's horn removed.

South African photographer Brent Stirton was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year by a panel of international judges for his image Memorial to a Species. Mr. Stirton’s winning image of a black rhino, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, was chosen from among almost 50,000 submissions from around the world. 

Early Tourist Photography at Niagara Falls

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 12:00 , by admin
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Black and white tintype photo of four men sitting on a cart in front of Niagara Falls

By Victoria Abel, M.A.

Visiting Zuul

Posted: July 12, 2017 - 09:37 , by admin
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Photo of two people looking at a big block containing rock and a dinosaur fossil

Team Zuul had a chance to go check out progress on the belly block at Research Casting International a few weeks ago.

Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: the Monuments of Palmyra and their Devastation

Posted: June 15, 2017 - 16:02 , by admin
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bomb going off in desert.

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