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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.

 

 

The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: The Minoan Relations

Posted: April 8, 2014 - 11:12 , by Kate Cooper
Detail of the head of the ROM 'Minoan' Goddess

After looking at the best known of the dubious ‘Minoan’ figurines (which may be modern) in my last post, here I show some of the genuine Minoan objects discovered in archaeological excavations on Crete.

The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: the Suspect Sisters (and brothers)

Posted: April 7, 2014 - 12:59 , by Kate Cooper
Detail of the head of the ROM 'Minoan' Goddess

The ROM Goddess is just one of the ‘Minoan’ figurines in several museums sometimes thought to be fake.  These two installments of the ROM Minoan Goddess project introduce you to some of the suspected (although not definitively proven) fake figurines, and the genuine Minoan objects that may have inspired them.

National Volunteer Week: David Grafstein

Posted: April 7, 2014 - 09:56 , by Amanda Girgis
David standing under a blue umbrella ready to begin a ROM Walk.

National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) ROM highlights DMV's David Grafstein.