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Monthly Archive: December

Scopify This!

Posted: October 2, 2013 - 14:58 , by Courtney Murfin
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Using an iPhone with the Scopify app on the Larnyx.

Interpretive Planner, Courtney Murfin, shares her experience and input in developing the ROM's Scopify mobile app.

Scopify app launch

Posted: October 2, 2013 - 12:33 , by Ryan Dodge
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ScopifyROM

This morning our friends at Kensington Communications launched a new app at the museum.

Fossil-finding Tour at Evergreen Brick Works

Posted: October 1, 2013 - 11:38 , by Kevin Seymour
Group stands with Toronto skyline in Background

In July, ROM Assistant Curator Dr. Kevin Seymour offered an enthusiastic group of 25 ROM members a guided tour of the famous fossil site at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto’s Don Valley. Beautiful weather was the order of the day (after days of rain), giving all participants an enjoyable if somewhat muddy outing.

Tips for toddlers visiting the ROM

Posted: September 30, 2013 - 09:40 , by Ryan Dodge
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Tiny Times visits the ROM!

Recently we had a visit from Karla Courtney and her son Marshall who run an internationally awarded blog, The [Tiny} Times (www.tinytimes.com).

Why Do We Take Photographs? : Visitors Respond

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 14:45 , by Deepali Dewan
Response card from "GENESIS" exhibit Activation Area

The landmark exhibit “Genesis” just closed at the Royal Ontario Museum. An “Activation Area” in the exhibit invited visitors to engage with issues at a personal level...

Engaging our Audiences: Announcing a new addition to the ROM Executive Team

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 16:17 , by Janet Carding

Following an extensive international search, the Museum has hired Dr. Xerxes Mazda as Deputy Director, Engagement.

Weapon Wednesday: a Romano-Egyptian sword hilt

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 08:41 , by Robert Mason
Romano-Egyptian sword hilt number 910.175.328 (ROM Photography)

A look at a cast bronze sword hilt, acquired before 1910 in Cairo by Charles Currelly and presently in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

Posted: September 19, 2013 - 11:18 , by Dave Ireland
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400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.

@ROMtoronto does #AskaCurator

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 21:55 , by Ryan Dodge
Ask A Curator

Yesterday on Twitter we took part in an international tweet up with 622 museums in 37 countries.

Weapon Wednesday

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 08:30 , by Robert Mason
Sword of Babylonian King Marduk-shapik-zeri, 1081-1069 BC

Weapons are one of the most politically-incorrect subjects there are, associated with brutality and violence. But they are also important, and have often defined the cultures that made them....