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Monthly Archive: December

ScopifyROM: Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 09:10 , by Katherine Dunnell
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View of broach glowing under UV light.

A Diamond brooch made by the renowned Italian jewellery, house Bulgar, was selected by the Mineralogy department for the ScopifyROM project

Doodle 4 Google contest announcement

Posted: October 15, 2013 - 16:39 , by David McKay
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Doodle 4 Google logo

Announcing the Doodle 4 Google contest for kids!

Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors - Exhibition Announcement Event

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 19:02 , by David McKay
Media scrum at the announcement event

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors is set to open at the ROM on March 8, 2014. This exhbition will give visitors insight into the Palace's history through approximately 250 treasures from the Palace Museum’s collection of over 1.5 million objects.

Weapon Wednesday: the "djanbīyya" dagger

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 08:43 , by Robert Mason
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Janbīyah from Mughal India (2004x5.151)

The Middle Eastern two-edged curved dagger is one of the most recognizable weapon forms. Typically it is known by the Arab term djanbīyya sometimes Anglicised as "jambiya", or also often the Arabic term khandjar, but these curved daggers are found across the Middle East.

New Scopify ROM App Let’s You See Secrets

Posted: October 8, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kris Abel reviews the new Scopify ROM app

A review of the new Scopify ROM app by Kris Abel (@realkrisabel)

Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013

Posted: October 7, 2013 - 11:55 , by Mary Burridge
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Brook Silverside - A small silver fish in weedy water

ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park

Ben & Bruno’s Excellent Trilobite Adventure

Posted: October 4, 2013 - 12:28 , by David Rudkin
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Ben and Bruno pose with their parents and the trilobite fossil they discovered.

Event highlights of the ROM’s popular bimonthly Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinics! 

Scopify This!

Posted: October 2, 2013 - 14:58 , by Courtney Murfin
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Using an iPhone with the Scopify app on the Larnyx.

Interpretive Planner, Courtney Murfin, shares her experience and input in developing the ROM's Scopify mobile app.

Scopify app launch

Posted: October 2, 2013 - 12:33 , by Ryan Dodge
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ScopifyROM

This morning our friends at Kensington Communications launched a new app at the museum.

Fossil-finding Tour at Evergreen Brick Works

Posted: October 1, 2013 - 11:38 , by Kevin Seymour
Group stands with Toronto skyline in Background

In July, ROM Assistant Curator Dr. Kevin Seymour offered an enthusiastic group of 25 ROM members a guided tour of the famous fossil site at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto’s Don Valley. Beautiful weather was the order of the day (after days of rain), giving all participants an enjoyable if somewhat muddy outing.