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Monthly Archive: December

Amarna Artifacts in the ROM’s Ancient Egypt Collection

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 11:33 , by Matthew Church
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Gallery shot of Eye of the Beholder with collar and relief sculpture in foreground under spotlight, W. Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall

A look at the ROM's massive collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, specifically those from the Armana collection.

Curator's Corner - Nature in the City

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 08:02 , by Aaron Phillips
Families gather around tables in the Earth Rangers Studio

Another successful Curator's Corner has come and gone!


LIFE! CAMERAS! ANIMALS! Neighbourhood Nature Watch

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 13:30 , by Patti McCabe

During the intense light of a summer afternoon a group of determined photographers particapated in the Neighbourhood Nature Watch, hosted by the ROM.

What's special about the new copper roof at the ROM?

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 09:16 , by Brian Boyle
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structure of the ROM's new roof

You may have noticed that there is some work going on on the ROOF of the Queens Park addition....

The ROM gets a new Roof

Posted: August 27, 2013 - 15:10 , by Brian Boyle
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Looking south from the Rotunda roof

Stay tuned - my next blog will show you exactly what components go into the ROM's new roof.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.

Our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: August 19, 2013 - 11:49 , by Ryan Dodge
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Wikipedia volunteers gather in the Far Eastern Library

On Friday August 16th, we held our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. 

Migration: The Long and Bumpy Road

Posted: August 15, 2013 - 15:23 , by Kelly Reimer
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Image of "Migration", acrylic painting by Norval Morrisseau

Migrations are a visually stunning, remarkable part of nature, from flying flocks of birds to stampeding bison. 

The beta #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 12, 2013 - 14:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Game Jam participants gather for a group photo

August 9-11, the ROM Ancient Cultures team hosted the museum's very first Game Jam. 

Grandson visits ROM specimens named after his grandfather

Posted: August 12, 2013 - 09:00 , by Kevin Seymour
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Kevin Seymour and Neal Finn's in the collection room.

Neal and Bonnie Finn from Edmonton, Alberta, visited the ROM to see a fossil specimen named after Neal's granfather in 1925.