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Monthly Archive: December

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
Heidi Sobol conducting conservation work with Tree Cookie

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...

Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon results

Posted: May 2, 2013 - 13:33 , by Bep Schippers
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On the weekend of April 19 to 21, 2013, the ROM was host partner for the Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon...

Behind the Camera: ROM Images creation

Posted: May 1, 2013 - 12:03 , by Nicola Woods
Portrait of ROM photographer Brian Boyle, by Tiffany Cuthbert

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival starts today which makes May a busy month for Brian Boyle the ROM’s Senior Photographer.

ROM Curator Jean-Bernard Caron is a “Science Superstar” and “Big Thinker”

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 18:07 , by Matthew Church
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This week’s cover story in The Grid, a popular Toronto news and entertainment weekly, features “Big Thinkers… 10 young science superstars.” ...

ROM Volunteer Profile: Patricia Harris

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 15:20 , by David McKay
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Patricia Harris is a true testament to the profound impact of volunteerism...

How to display the past.....Part 3: Curatorial Perspectives

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 13:56 , by Kate Cooper

How do curators put together a museum display?  Find out in my third installment of this behind-the-scenes tour.

ROM Volunteer Profile: Gary Cassidy

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 10:34 , by Media Intern
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Meet Gary Cassidy, an outgoing and dedicated ROM Volunteer for over 25 years....