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Monthly Archive: December

Our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: August 19, 2013 - 11:49 , by Ryan Dodge
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Wikipedia volunteers gather in the Far Eastern Library

On Friday August 16th, we held our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. 

Migration: The Long and Bumpy Road

Posted: August 15, 2013 - 15:23 , by Kelly Reimer
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Image of "Migration", acrylic painting by Norval Morrisseau

Migrations are a visually stunning, remarkable part of nature, from flying flocks of birds to stampeding bison. 

The beta #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 12, 2013 - 14:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Game Jam participants gather for a group photo

August 9-11, the ROM Ancient Cultures team hosted the museum's very first Game Jam. 

Grandson visits ROM specimens named after his grandfather

Posted: August 12, 2013 - 09:00 , by Kevin Seymour
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Kevin Seymour and Neal Finn's in the collection room.

Neal and Bonnie Finn from Edmonton, Alberta, visited the ROM to see a fossil specimen named after Neal's granfather in 1925.

Behind the Scenes at the #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 11, 2013 - 12:02 , by Rae Ostman
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Logo for ROM Game Jam

On August 9-11, the ROM hosted our first-ever Game Jam. Here's a peek behind the scenes.

Damien’s Wish: A Day as a Palaeontologist

Posted: August 9, 2013 - 15:40 , by Media Intern
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Damien in the collection room with Dr. Hans Larsson and Dr. David Evans.

This week the ROM and Make-A-Wish Canada teamed up to help grant Damien—who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—his wish to be a paleontologist for a day and work alongside curators behind the scenes. T

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: "What's in a name?"

Posted: August 9, 2013 - 08:10 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess, 1991

In this third instalment of work on the ROM archives find out why the Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess has held such a lasting fascination.

The Caribou I Haven’t Seen

Posted: August 8, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Caribou Skull lying on the grass

Leslie Bol, a wildlife biologist, speaks about her experience while doing an aerial caribou survey in Nunavut.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: Museum Attitudes

Posted: August 7, 2013 - 08:54 , by Kate Cooper
The ROM ivory and gold figurine on display

In this second instalment of my work on the archives I pick up the story of the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess, looking at her fluctuating reputation within the museum itself.

The 'Goddess' and the Museum: The Early Years

Posted: August 6, 2013 - 17:58 , by Kate Cooper
The front pages of The Palace of Minos volume 4, published by Sir Arthur Evans in 1935

Join me in delving into the archives to uncover the story of this iconic object.....