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Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano

Posted: June 17, 2015 - 16:07 , by Kay Sunahara
Wine Cup (cantharus) from the House of Menander, Pompeii

A quick collection of impressions from opening weekend festivities for the Pompeii exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Exhibition runs June 13 2015 - January 3rd 2016.

Tsuu T'ina Jr. Sr. High visits the ROM

Posted: June 17, 2015 - 10:13 , by Arni Brownstone
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Group photo of Tsuu T'ina Jr. Sr. High School students

It came as a surprise yesterday when Marie Menard wrote that she had brought her grade nine class from Tsuu T'ina Jr. Sr. High School all the way to Toronto and would like me to meet with them at the ROM the next day. Today I had the pleasure of meeting these warm and well-mannered students.

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano Opens with a Bang

Posted: June 16, 2015 - 08:09 , by admin
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Volcano Projection on the Royal Ontario Museum

If you happened to go by the ROM at night last week, you might notice that we were looking quite....volcanic. Over the week, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was the canvas for an outdoor activation that featured an animated Mt Vesuvius.  The volcano got more and more active, culminating in an explosive show on Friday night for the opening of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.  See it at the ROM until January 3.

Fashion Follows Winning Form

Posted: June 15, 2015 - 15:13 , by admin
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Entrance view of the exhibition Fashion Follows Form

The ROM’s Fashion Follows Form exhibition, which was featured in ROM magazine in the Summer 2014 issue, has won The Richard Martin Exhibition Award, an annual award given by the Costume Society of America.   

How accurate are the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?

Posted: June 12, 2015 - 12:04 , by admin
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Cineplex speaks to the ROM's own Dr. David Evans, Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology, to find out. 

BioBlitz Bits - Elusive At-Risk Birds

Posted: June 11, 2015 - 19:20 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM scientist Kevin Seymour looks at a map with the bird team at the 2012 Ontario BioBlitz in Rouge park, deciding where the team will survey

Blog by ROM Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology Kevin Seymour

This is the fourth installment of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events

Installing Pompeii

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 17:16 , by Kay Sunahara
Exhibit cases waiting for artifact install - Pompeii at the ROM

A view of behind-the-scenes preparations for a major museum exhibit on the ancient Roman city buried by a volcano in 79 AD

Exhibit in the Making: Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 13:36 , by Kay Sunahara
Lead curator Paul Denis in the finished Pompeii exhibit

Behind-the-scenes highlights from a year of exhibit planning at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Museum Monday with Melissa - June 8, 2015

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 11:05 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Start this week off with something adventurous. TWO #ROMspeak events this week, #FNLROM is a Toga party, and celebrate Italian music and food.

How Install an Ancient Roman Bronze Statue in 10 Not-so Easy Steps

Posted: June 5, 2015 - 09:53 , by Kay Sunahara
A crowd of ROM staff and media gather for the installation

We are in the midst of installation for our Pompeii, In the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit, opening June 13, 2015. Here's a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes on the exhibition floor today (June 4th).