Royal Ontario Museum Blog

Monthly Archive: December

The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters

Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!

New Acquisition: Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 12:00 , by Ryan Dodge
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Inside the shipping room, inspecting a wooden crate

Last week the museum acquired a Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer.

Mummies, mummies, mummies!

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 14:00 , by Rae Ostman
Detail of mummy Djedmaatesankh in ROM's collection

Even if you  missed Ancient Egypt Weekend 2013, you can continue the fun at home or on a future visit to the ROM.

Let there be Light

Posted: July 17, 2013 - 11:58 , by Brian Boyle
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Image showing all of the detail.

Our Senior Photographer, Bryan Boyle, shares his process of photographing beautiful Baroque textiles. 

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

Meteorites

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 15:14 , by Brian Boyle
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Thin section of a meteorite

As the ROM's photographer, I get to see and handle some really neat things.

The Museum Makers Mural!

Posted: July 14, 2013 - 22:14 , by Kiron Mukherjee

Hi, we are the Museum Makers from Session 1 of Summer Club 2013! We made this extraordinary mural for the Royal Ontario Museum....

We’re More Ancient than We Think

Posted: July 12, 2013 - 12:05 , by Maxine Kauter
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Artifacts grouped on a shelf for storage.

We’re More Ancient than We Think: An afternoon with April Hawkins, New World Archaeology Collection Technician.

Bringing the Streets to Life: ROM Walk - Amanda Hunter

Posted: July 11, 2013 - 17:32 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Toronto 2013: a fast paced, action packed city where we rarely stop to think about how its rich history has been masterfully included into the 21st century. 

 

Love at the ROM

Posted: July 11, 2013 - 09:56 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Nervous Kyle proposes to a surprised Ellen

Ellen and Kyle met in line with hundreds of others at the architectural opening of the ROM’s crystal June 2nd 2007.