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Monthly Archive: December

ROM Ideas: Biodiversity

Posted: April 28, 2014 - 13:34 , by Amanda Girgis

This free two-day event  (May 3rd & 4th) highlights the latest global discoveries and ongoing research within each of our eight Centres of Discovery, delivered in TED x-style 12-15 minute talks. Check out this sneak peak from the Center of Biodiversity.
 

Earth Day at the ROM: Saving the Fastest Birds in the World!

Posted: April 25, 2014 - 14:58 , by Aaron Phillips
A young boy carefully pets the back of a hooded Peregrine falcon

Neighborhood students join the ROM and special guests in learning about the conservation of birds of prey.

Weapon Wednesday: Preparing for ROM Revealed

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 16:39 , by Robert Mason
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Middle Eastern helmets

For ROM Revealed, part of our 100-year celebrations, we undertook a major re-organisation in some Collections and Research departments. Here we can see the improvements made in the storage of Asian Arms & Armour in anticipation of this momentous occasion.

Dr. Burton Lim's Yellow Shouldered Bat

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 09:02 , by Dave Ireland
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A new species of Bat was recently named after our very own Dr. Burton Lim!

Chinese Hat Spheres

Posted: April 16, 2014 - 15:11 , by Amanda Girgis
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Image of Hat Spheres.

How Chinese hat spheres became a visible means of social indentification.

ROM Fieldtrip: Red Knot migration at San Antonio Oeste, Argentina

Posted: April 15, 2014 - 12:12 , by Allan Baker
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The landscape in Argentina

A team bands Red Knots to assess their physical condition and survival rate as the birds begin their annual migration.

Student Photographers Shoot for the ROM

Posted: April 14, 2014 - 16:52 , by Brian Boyle
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Every Object Has a Story Publication

I would like to congratulate each of the student photographers who contributed to Every Object Has A Story. 

National Volunteer Week: ROMkids

Posted: April 12, 2014 - 10:33 , by Amanda Girgis
Woman standing in the Dinosaur Gallery.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014, we interviewed ROMkids volunteers to learn more about what they do and why they do it. 

Rare Chinese Chicken Cup Auctioned for $36 million

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 16:58 , by admin
Image of rooster depicted on the porcelain cup.

An original and very rare Chicken Cup, that was created as part of a set, was recently sold at an auction hosted by Sotheby's. The ROM is currently displaying another cup from this set in The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors.