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Monthly Archive: December

[REVIEW] The Making of The Forbidden City Exhibition: Member Lecture

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 12:23 , by Amanda Girgis
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Dr. Chen Shen by the podium

The Royal Ontario Museum treated its Members to a private lecture on The Making of The Forbidden City. Hosted in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, over 200 ROM Members were in attendance. Dr. Chen Shen and David Hollands – two of the many masterminds behind our current blockbuster exhibition, spent the morning walking Members though the complex and in depth process of curating an exhibition of this magnitude and exquisite nature.

Silk Threads from China

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 11:30 , by Deepali Dewan


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Google+ Hangout on Air: Butterflies of Ontario

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 11:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes

Join us on July 16th at 2pm EST for our next Google+ Hangout on Air as we chat about the new ROM Field Guide to Butterflies of Ontario!

Montréal Botanical Garden hosts the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:29 , by Tim Dickinson
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By being late for the banquet, we came across a family of foxes who were moving out into the Garden after most of the human visitors had left.

Deb Metsger and I are on the train coming back from Montréal where we attended the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association.

Triceratops Dig Week 1

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:26 , by David Evans
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Land with water on it

For the past week, a small crew from the Royal Ontario Museum’s palaeontology division has been excavating a Triceratops site on private ranchland in Harding County, South Dakota.

Your Guide to Family Summer Fun at the ROM

Posted: June 19, 2014 - 15:22 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/support-us/inspiring-stories/barrick-gold-family-day-at-the-rom

A step-by-step guide to visiting the ROM with your kids!

The Monastery of St Moses, Syria: Introduction

Posted: June 17, 2014 - 15:32 , by Robert Mason
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View of the old monastery buildings from the South in 2004, with then Brother Jihad, a member of the monastery.

Robert Mason reports on his years of archaeological fieldwork at the Monastery of St Moses, Syria, in this blog series. 

 

 

Sloth Life

Posted: June 12, 2014 - 15:14 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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Upside-down Two-toed sloth

What you may or may not know about this unusual mammal.

A Fish With a Big Bang

Posted: June 11, 2014 - 13:00 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Illustration of Metaspriggina

New fossils reveal first hints of the evolution of jaws in primitive fish.

Ontario BioBlitz Brings Bad News for Arachnophobes

Posted: June 9, 2014 - 03:03 , by Stacey Kerr
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a young boy carefully lets a spider crawl across his palms

Guest Blogger and 2014 Ontario Bioblitz Arachnid Taxon team leader Dr. Gergin Blagoev, Research Associate at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), tells us about finding double the expected number of spider species in the Humber River Watershed and shares a couple of the most interesting species that were found.