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Monthly Archive: December

Forbidden City Preparations

Posted: February 6, 2014 - 15:26 , by Brian Boyle
View of construction in gallery

A sneak peek of the preparations and installation process of The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors!

When Objects Guide Our Pedagogy: An Introduction to Experiential Learning

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 14:31 , by Amanda Girgis

Experiential learning is a teaching method that allows learners to explore and examine objects that illustrate larger concepts.

Weapon Wednesday: The Horse

Posted: January 29, 2014 - 14:42 , by Robert Mason
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Frieze from the tomb of Zuo Biao, sandstone 110cm long, dated by inscription to 150 AD, Eastern Han dynasty, Mamaozhuang village, China, # 925.25.22.N

The horse is not just a form of transportation, but is a weapon in itself. The genus Equus is thought to have evolved over 4 million years ago in North America, specialising in being able to eat the grass of the steppelands and run away from predators. North American horses later became extinct, possibly due to hunting by humans, although various species of horse, asses and zebras thrived in the Old World.

Forbidden City Crates Arrive

Posted: January 28, 2014 - 08:59 , by Brian Boyle
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Photo of crates

All the wonderful artifcats from the ROM’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors, have finally arrived from Beijing's Palace Museum!

 

The ROM’s Chinese New Year

Posted: January 24, 2014 - 17:05 , by admin

Here’s to the Year of the Horse… and to a very Chinese New Year at the ROM. 

#MuseumSelfie day @ROMtoronto

Posted: January 23, 2014 - 10:36 , by Ryan Dodge
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Photo from www.trendsmap.com of #MuseumSelfie trending internationally

Yesterday we joined an international tweet up called #MuseumSelfie day, here's our recap.

Learning science through Hip Hop: Interview with Baba Brinkman

Posted: January 17, 2014 - 13:41 , by Amanda Girgis
Baba Brickman

Baba Brinkman’s music draws on both the art of rap and, the relevance of natural selection today.

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

Behind the scenes in New World Archaeology with April Hawkins

Posted: January 8, 2014 - 13:29 , by Ryan Dodge
New World Archaeology Technician April Hawkins

April shows us what goes on behind the scenes in the New World Archaeology Department

Welcome to 2014 at the ROM

Posted: January 7, 2014 - 16:18 , by Janet Carding

As the ROM prepares to celebrate its Centennial beginning this March, I have been reflecting on the year that’s just passed and all the inspiring activity that’s taken place at the Museum.