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Monthly Archive: December

Butterflies

Posted: March 21, 2014 - 08:13 , by Brian Boyle
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photo studio

In celebration of the vernal equinox and the upcoming ROM publication of a field guide of butterflies of Ontario, we'd like to show you some beautiful butterfly specimens.

March 19th, 2014 - #ROM100

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 12:03 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Staff past and present gather for a group photo

Yesterday we celebrated 100 years and went viral on social media!

Applify Your Museum Visit

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:33 , by Amanda Girgis
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Graphic with sea of app icons

Mobile Apps bridge the physical and digital world for improved communication and enriched interactivity -- See how these apps can enhance your next visit to the ROM!

For the Adventuresome: Traversing Back in Time with Dr. Ed Keall

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:08 , by Rae Ostman
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Closeup view of a document

"Team Keall"--University of Toronto students Daira Szostak and Nicole Marcogliese--have been working on the archives of ROM archaeologist Ed Keall. Here, Daira shares some of the fascinating records they've found related to the ROM's excavations at Qal'eh-i Yazdigird in the 1970s.

Media Preview for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

Posted: March 5, 2014 - 12:44 , by Ryan Dodge
Janet Carding speaking the Forbidden City media preview

A Storify of tweets from the media preview for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors this morning.

Lava Medals

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
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lava medal

Lava Medals! Who’d of thought? These medals were made between the years of 1631 and 1944, at times of volcanic activity in Mount Vesuvius.

 

Launch of Doodle 4 Google Exhibition

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 12:55 , by David McKay
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CBC Tweet of Google 4 Doodle Winner

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.  

Ontario tables the "Invasive Species Act": What is it, and what role should natural history museums play?

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 10:13 , by Aaron Phillips
Photo of the ROM's Great Lakes display, featuring a Bald eagle, a Beaver, a Snapping turtle, and various other species

Why is this legislation important, and how can museums support it?

Weapon Wednesday: The Nugent Marathon Corinthian Helmet

Posted: February 19, 2014 - 11:34 , by Robert Mason
Through a warrior's eyes: detail of the Nugent Marathon helmet  (ROM no.926.19.3 - photo Kay Sunahara)

An account of an ancient Greek helmet excavated by George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown, on the Plain of Marathon in 1834.

Hands On Family Day Weekend

Posted: February 15, 2014 - 07:58 , by Amanda Girgis
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A selection of touchable objects.

Enhance your visit this Family Day weekend at the interactive touch tables on Level 2