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Monthly Archive: December

Mapping Canada from Space

Posted: December 15, 2015 - 09:00 , by Nadine Adelaar
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In this photo, taken in 2014, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques unveiled the Canada from Space Giant Floor Map to a group of students in Ottawa. © Canadian Space Agency.

A giant floor map of Canada from space is coming to the ROM. Over the holidays, we invite you to explore the topography of Canada through the lens of a satellite.

Incredible Wildlife Photos... Taken by 10-Year-Olds

Posted: December 14, 2015 - 15:16 , by Stacey Kerr
Ten-year-old wildlife photographer Josiah Launstein sits bundled up and ready to take the shot.

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Cassidy McAuliffe

If you think you need years of experience to be a good photographer… think again! After viewing photos taken by youth in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the ROM, you may find yourself itching to start snapping photos.

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.

Ten Tips to Get Started in Wildlife Photography

Posted: December 8, 2015 - 11:11 , by Stacey Kerr
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A garter snake sticks its tongue out to sense the air - the photo that got Rob interested in wildlife photography

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Robert Elliot

After visiting the incredible Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit, did you get the urge to try your hand at becoming a wildlife photographer yourself? Need some help honing your skills to enter our photo contest? Here are ten tips from Environmental Visual Communications student Robert Elliot.

Holiday Space Arcade! Get Your Game On

Posted: December 7, 2015 - 14:40 , by Nadine Adelaar
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Two kids testing a ROM Game Jam video game

Have you ever dreamed of navigating the cosmos or searching for alien life on Mars? Join us over the holidays for your turn at playing an array of space inspired video games!

The 99%: Paul Roberts on Pompeii and Herculaneum

Posted: December 4, 2015 - 12:22 , by Sascha Priewe
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Paul Roberts going down the drain in Herculaneum.
Paul Roberts will be giving a (sold out) lecture titled “What happens in Pompeii, stays in Pompeii: Sexuality in the Roman World” at the ROM on December 8. Here, Sascha Priewe speaks to Paul about curating the exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum in 2013.  

The Japanese Art Collection of the ROM: A Look at Edo Period Tsuba

Posted: December 3, 2015 - 15:52 , by Diana Lu
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Museums and Climate Change: Two Easy Steps and One Provocative Move

Posted: December 2, 2015 - 10:05 , by Dave Ireland
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#COP21 logo in the public access area for the 2015 UN Paris Climate Change Conference

Our world leaders converged on Paris yesterday for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, or #COP21.  During the opening ceremonies we heard from the top dogs, including US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China President Xi Jinping. None of them explicitly called out to the museums of the world, but certainly we are ALL implied in the action required to battle our rapidly changing climate.

10th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture

Posted: December 1, 2015 - 17:50 , by Ann Webb
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We were thrilled to welcome Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation and Director of the Sharjah Biennial  to the ROM for the 10th annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on November 10. More than 400 people heard Al Qasimi live at the ROM and via Synaptop worldwide streaming.

Women in Wildlife Photography

Posted: December 1, 2015 - 17:50 , by Stacey Kerr
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Britta Jaschinski, the only female photographer amongst the winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Photo by Mark Hamblin

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Krystal Seedial

Only eleven finalists and one winner of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest are women. Why are there so few female photographers involved in WPY? Environmental Visual Communication student Krystal Seedial explores this question further.