Monthly Archive: December
Mahone Bay is a beautiful town just south of Halifax, on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. I stopped there on a holiday with my family this summer, and was charmed by the sheltered harbour, the tall trees, and the lovely shops. It was a perfect place to stretch our legs and eat some ice cream. When we were there, I noticed that we drove by Amos Pewter, and smiled at the memory of a Christmas ornament made of pewter that I once received as a gift from a dear friend.
By Maya Wilson-Sanchez
In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo ‘Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.
John Golla is the Co-Chair of the Visitor Guides and a Member of the Membership Committee at the Department of Museum Volunteers.
What inspired you to volunteer at the ROM?
I love the ROM and it was a chance to contribute to the community. The opportunity for learning and meeting interesting people both visitors and other volunteers.
Tokummia, a new fossil species from the Burgess Shale traces origin of ants, millipedes and lobsters.
Guest Blog by Cédric Aria, recent PhD graduate from Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UofT, who was based at the ROM. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.
Doug Gibson is a docent, gallery interpreter and ROMWalker at the Department of Museum Volunteers.
Written by Sofia D’Amico (Student at Fordham University)
Supervised by Asato Ikeda (Assistant Professor at Fordham University and Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum)
Anna Chryrsky-Harapa is the Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee at the Department of Museum Volunteers.
Jaclyn is a volunteer at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, and a recipient of the Ontario Service Award in 2017.
1. What inspired you to volunteer at the ROM?
After doing museum studies and while looking for a job, I realized I wanted to keep involved in museum culture. I've always loved the ROM and how it combines science and history, so it was my first choice at which to volunteer.