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Monthly Archive: December

Interview: Egyptologist Barry Kemp

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 11:50 , by Matthew Church
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Dr. Kemp at an archaeology site in the desert

By Laura Ranieri

Amarna Artifacts in the ROM’s Ancient Egypt Collection

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 11:33 , by Matthew Church
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Gallery shot of Eye of the Beholder with collar and relief sculpture in foreground under spotlight, W. Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall

By Laura Ranieri

If you go up to the Museum’s third floor and make your way into the Ancient Egypt displays, you will quickly find yourself amid an impressive collection of objects dating from the Old Kingdom through to Ptolemaic times. This is just a representative sampling of the more than 30,000 Egyptian artifacts in the Museum’s collection, from famous mummies and coffins to magnificent jewellery, bas reliefs, pottery vessels, superb burial objects and statuary.

Curator's Corner - Nature in the City

Posted: September 11, 2013 - 08:02 , by Aaron Phillips
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Families gather around tables in the Earth Rangers Studio

Another successful Curator's Corner has come and gone!

On August 31st, we had the largest number of participating partners that we've EVER had in for a Curator's Corner, including:

LIFE! CAMERAS! ANIMALS! Neighbourhood Nature Watch

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 13:30 , by Patti McCabe
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During the intense light of a summer afternoon a group of determined photographers...

What's special about the new copper roof at the ROM?

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 09:16 , by Brian Boyle
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structure of the ROM's new roof

You may have noticed that there is some work going on on the ROOF of the  Queens Park addition....

The ROM gets a new Roof

Posted: August 27, 2013 - 15:10 , by Brian Boyle
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Looking south from the Rotunda roof

Stay tuned - my next blog will show you exactly what components go into the ROM's new roof.

Discovery of jumping behaviour in a caterpillar, Calindoea trifascialis, in Vietnam

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 08:41 , by Chris Darling
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Former ROM grad student Kim Humphreys (lead author) and I recently published an article in the scientific journal Biology Letters describing yet another fascinating behavior of the caterpillar Calindoea trifascialis.

Our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: August 19, 2013 - 11:49 , by Ryan Dodge
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Wikipedia volunteers gather in the Far Eastern Library

On Friday August 16th, we held our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. 

Migration: The Long and Bumpy Road

Posted: August 15, 2013 - 15:23 , by Kelly Reimer
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Image of "Migration", acrylic painting by Norval Morrisseau

Migrations are a visually stunning, remarkable part of nature, from flying flocks of birds to stampeding bison...

The beta #ROMGameJam

Posted: August 12, 2013 - 14:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Game Jam participants gather for a group photo

August 9-11, the ROM Ancient Cultures team hosted the museum's very first Game Jam.