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Monthly Archive: December

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend II of IV: The Sword

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 14:59 , by Robert Mason
The finished sword reproduction, with scabbard.

The sword is one of the definitive weapons of the Roman soldier...

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend: I of IV

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 12:03 , by Robert Mason

As an archaeologist the main goal in my work is to understand the people of the past...

Ontario Road Ecology Group - Protecting biodiversity from the threat of roads

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 09:46 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Authored by Mandy Karch.

The Ontario Road Ecology Group (OREG) has been working to protect biodiversity from the threats of roads through research, policy and stewardship initiatives with our partners.  The Heart Lake Road in Brampton cuts through protected wetland complexes, and OREG has been there to help.

Dr. Zahi Hawass Lecture at the ROM

Posted: June 5, 2013 - 18:04 , by April Hawkins
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Last Monday the ROM hosted a sold-out lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass in our Currelly gallery...

Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911)

Posted: June 5, 2013 - 14:39 , by Gwen Adams
Portrait of the elderly Master Jing. By an anonymous painter. Hanging scroll in ink and colour on paper. Qing dynasty, ca. 1768. The George Crofts Collection. Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren. 921.32.98

Currently on display in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery from May 18, 2013 to February 23, 2014 is the exhibition Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911).  Located on Level 1 of the ROM’s Philosophers’ Walk building, the Levy Gallery is the Museum's main venue for its diverse slate of rotating East Asian exhibitions - themed displays drawn from the ROM’s vast collections of Chinese, Japanese and Korean artifacts.

The Making of Mesopotamia

Posted: June 5, 2013 - 11:14 , by Rae Ostman

Take a look behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of the Mesopotamia exhibition on June 22. 

Accessibility Awareness Week 2013 Spotlight - Alexis Pastuch

Posted: May 31, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Alexis Pastuch takes in an exhibition at the ROM

Alexis Pastuch has been a member of the ROM’s Accessibility Advisory Committee since 2010

Accessibility Awareness Week Spotlight 2013 - Adam Roy Cohoon

Posted: May 29, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Adam Roy Cohoon visits the ROM

Adam Roy Cohoon is an active member of the ROM's accessibility advocacy community

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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Special display in the Ancient Egypt gallery, Summer 2013