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Monthly Archive: December

The ROM Celebrates Accessibility Awareness Week (May 26th to June 1st)

Posted: May 27, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kate at a touch table in the Hands-On Biodiversity Gallery, holding a T-Rex tooth from the Education handling collection

This week we will highlight some of the people who ensure the ROM is accessible for all.

The Cat's Tomb

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 13:30 , by Rae Ostman
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Image of cat's eyes

Special display in the Ancient Egypt gallery, Summer 2013

Into the Heart of Borneo - A Month on Mulu Mountain & LIVE Google Hangout

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 12:16 , by Brennan Caverhill
Entomologist Chris Darling looks at the mountain during sunset.

ROM Biodiversity researchers studying insects, fungi, and mammals have been discovering new species in the heart of Borneo, in Gunung Mulu National Park, throughout the month of May....

Connecting Canada’s newest citizens to Canadian culture at the ROM

Posted: May 17, 2013 - 14:15 , by Ryan Dodge
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Child using his Cultural Access Pass, image courtesy of the ICC

 Jess Duerden, Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Explorers' Club kids get a sneak peak at the newest Animal Explorer

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 17:07 , by Nicole Richards
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A Komodo Dragon Toy on a staircase railing at the ROM

Submitted by Courtney Murfin, Interpretive Planner and Explorers' Club Co-chair

Korea Reception

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 16:51 , by admin
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On Friday, April 26th, the Royal Ontario Museum officially opened our newly renovated Gallery of Korea at a special reception.

NEW Discovery: A Bone-headed Dinosaur the size of a Dog

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 13:14 , by David McKay
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A new species of bone-headed dinosaur, Acrotholus audeti, has just been announced by a team co-led by ROM paleontologist Dr. David Evans. The groundbreaking fossils are on display at the ROM until June.

Conservator in the House – In-situ Conservation of the “Tree Cookie”

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 09:21 , by Nicole Richards
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Find out what Heidi Sobol, Senior Conservator of Paintings is up to in the Schad Gallery!

Into the Heart of Borneo - Gunung Mulu National Park

Posted: May 6, 2013 - 12:40 , by Dave Ireland
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The ROM Biodiversity "Borneo" team has landed in Sarawak, and have been spending the last several days organizing equipement, permits and buying machetes....

Magpies, Hand axe, and Highway - Dr. Chen Shen and the ROM-China Luonan Project

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 14:39 , by Gwen Adams
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Dr. Chen Shen

In China the colourful and beautiful sounds of the Eurasian Magpies (Figure 1) historically have been described in many poems and throughout literature...