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Monthly Archive: December

Life of an Isis statue, Bequest Sir Robert Mond, ROM

Posted: June 19, 2012 - 09:07 , by admin
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948.34.41, Seated Isis, was brought to conservation in 1994 for examination and cleaning.

ROM’s archaeologists at the Maya ruins of Ka’Kabish and Lamanai in Belize

Posted: June 18, 2012 - 13:15 , by admin
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Dr. Chen Shen

Written by Chen Shen, Vice President, Senior Curator, Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology

Archaeologists pose in front of a Mayan temple in a clearing in the Jungle.

Discovering Hidden Treasures in the heart of Toronto

Posted: June 13, 2012 - 09:27 , by admin
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Getting to and from work and home can be hectic.  Most of us use TTC or drive, and in doing so we miss much of what cyclists or pedestrians see clearly every day.  Did you know, for example, that a herd of “bunny dogs” romp on the boulevard at Wellington and John?  Or that Glenn Gould is amongst us, and invites us to join him on a bench to watch the world go by?  Where is Toronto’s newest wonder, created in China from 22 tons of stainless steel, and what message does it convey??

Rouge Park Bioblitz

Posted: June 12, 2012 - 13:57 , by Dave Ireland

Submitted by Brennan Caverhill, Biodiversity Intern

Rouge BioBlitz, June 15 - 16, 2012

A rare ‘dragon’ found….

Posted: June 11, 2012 - 15:52 , by Antonia Guidotti

Sometimes, there are really extraordinary stories that are uncovered in our day to day studies; this particular one was submitted by Dr. Henry Frania, an Entomology research associate at the ROM.

Meet Kate Cooper. Ancient Greece and Rome Expert.

Posted: June 7, 2012 - 11:18 , by Robert Mason
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Woman holding a pottery artifact with shelves in the background.

We caught up with Kate Cooper examining Corinthianising pottery in the ROM store rooms.

Marla Mossman and her Peace Caravan Journey along the Silk Road: Afghanistan

Posted: June 7, 2012 - 09:19 , by admin

On a recent trip to New York City, ICC Managing Director Francisco Alvarez met with artist Marla Mossman. While gallery hopping and deep conversations over sushi, Marla shared the details of her very intriguing current art project

Canada – the 51st State?

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 11:04 , by Patti McCabe
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How would you describe the relationship between Canada and our closest ally and neighbour? Child/Mother? Sibling rivalry? Victim/Bully? Worshippers/Idol? Friends? Enemies? Frenemies?

Some would argue that in everything but name we are effectively the 51st State with a puppet Prime Minister whose strings are pulled by a puppet master President, while others would counter by saying that our countries share a very close and mutually respected bond that allows for tree trade, cross border shopping, and a wealth of partnerships.

Fact & Falsehood in Ancient Roman and Greek objects

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 09:08 , by Robert Mason

This coming weekend at the ROM (June 9-10) we will have Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend! There will be re-enactors demonstrating and displaying arms and armour, ROM experts and objects, an archery range with more re-enactors, and a myriad of activities including make a lucky “bulla”, creating your own mosaic masterpiece and learning the game of “knucklebones”.

Meteorite of the Month: Oriented Nose Cone

Posted: June 5, 2012 - 08:55 , by Ian Nicklin
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By Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin

A specimen featuring a textured and glassy rock surface.

Figure 1: Meteorite showing ‘thumbprint’ features referred to as regmaglypts.