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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.

Asian Carps and GLMRIS Canadian Information Session

Posted: April 3, 2014 - 09:00 , by Aaron Phillips
A poster containing information about invasive species produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and GLIMRIS

Henry H.C. Choong shares his insight into a recent, important information session regarding the threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.

Treasures from the Forbidden City: Bird's-Eye View of the Capital City

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 10:38 , by Gwen Adams

Bird's-Eye View of the Capital City, Inspired by Emperor Longing's Poems. This large hanging scroll is presented as the first artwork located at the entrance to the exhibition Forbidden City: Inside Court of China's Emperor.

Treasures from the Forbidden City: Imperial Yellow Bowl

Posted: March 24, 2014 - 15:24 , by Chen Shen
Image of yellow bowl.

A look at an Imperial Yellow Bowl from the Ming Dynasty, now on display in The Forbidden City: Inside Court of China's Emperor.

Join us for #MuseumWeek

Posted: March 21, 2014 - 09:18 , by Ryan Dodge
#MuseumWeek

Museums around the world will gather on Twitter for #MuseumWeek, Mar. 24-30th, 2014

Butterflies

Posted: March 21, 2014 - 08:13 , by Brian Boyle
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In celebration of the vernal equinox and the upcoming ROM publication of a field guide of butterflies of Ontario, we'd like to show you some beautiful butterfly specimens.