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Monthly Archive: December

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:38 , by Dave Ireland
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Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!

#instaROM at #FNLROM

Posted: November 21, 2012 - 12:26 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM at #FNLROM

Last week we attempted our first #instaROM tour with a theme.

#instaROM

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 10:35 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM shot from @stilez

On November 6th, Kiron Mukherjee (@kironcmukherjee), Emilio Genovese (@emilio_genovese) and I (@wrdodger) held our 1st Instagram event at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a ROM-ified #instawalk called #instaROM, here are some of the results. Over 70 photos and over 15 Instagramers took part! 

New Website Launch

Posted: November 14, 2012 - 09:00 , by Janet Carding
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I am very pleased today to announce the launch of the Royal Ontario Museum’s new website.

A National Symposium on Our Blue Planet

Posted: November 13, 2012 - 16:24 , by Dave Ireland
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Canada's Ocean's & You

Oceans.  Canada borders three of them – we have more coastline than any country in the world, some 200,000km.  Canadian scientists study all of them – from south-east Asia to the Cape of Good Hope to our own watery borders. The ROM’s own curator Dr. Claire Healy has discovered whole orders of ocean animals, and continues to break new ground (or water) every day. Other Canadian scientists like Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Science) and Dr.

Virtual Collaboration: The whole story of ancient Roman amethyst gem

Posted: November 9, 2012 - 16:16 , by Paul Denis
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On August 30, 2012 I posted a blog on the rediscovery of a very striking and important ancient Roman amethyst gem engraved with the image of Victory writing on a shield, dating to about 50 BC to AD 25. I also mentioned that the gem was in the collection of Sir Francis Cook by 1903. The posting paid off! Last week I received an email from Dr. Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, a professor at the University of Bonn, Germany, telling me that she had seen my blog and immediately recognized our gem. Dr.

ROM Infrastructure Announcement

Posted: November 5, 2012 - 14:28 , by Wendy Vincent
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A government of Canada and Ontario press conference was held this morning at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to announce major infrastructure improvements, which include $1.4M in funding for the repair to the ROM’s roof.

These renovations will enhance the visitor experience at the ROM, and increase the museum’s functional lifespan. The funds allotted to the ROM will be the first project in a joint plan to invest more than $220 million in initiatives to improve various projects across Ontario and Canada.

Curator's Corner - featuring ROM entomologist Dr. Chris Darling

Posted: October 23, 2012 - 14:25 , by Antonia Guidotti
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Dr. Chris Darling brings out some cool insects. As well, from Out of the Vaults: the Bronze Beetles of George Foster will be on display. 

Imaging Longevity

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 09:08 , by admin
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By Ka Bo Tsang,  Assistant Curator, Chinese Paintings & Textiles

This large painting done in a hanging-scroll format is from a royal hand, that of Cixi, the Empress Dowager (1835-1908). Directly or indirectly, this most powerful woman in China in the latter half of the 19th century was in full control of the Qing empire until the very end of her life.

#5Reasons to come to @ROMToronto this weekend!

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 00:02 , by Kiron Mukherjee

So this weekend @ROMToronto? Kind of a big deal. On Saturday we’re covering all things archaeology and Sunday we’re doing the same with palaeontology. Maybe the two best ologies!

Archaeologist Clemens talking with a kid about archaeology.