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Monthly Archive: December

The ROM gets a new Roof

Posted: August 27, 2013 - 15:10 , by Brian Boyle
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Looking south from the Rotunda roof

Stay tuned - my next blog will show you exactly what components go into the ROM's new roof.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.

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.