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Library News

Holiday Hours


The Royal Ontario Museum Libraries and Archives will be closed for the winter holidays from December 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  Regular hours resume on January 5, 2015.

Happy holidays!

New Archivist/Records Manager


The ROM Library & Archives welcomes Charlotte Chaffey as our new Archivist/Records Manager.  Charlotte comes from the York University where she was a records manager in the Information and Privacy Office.

Museum Archives Special Collections


An alphabetical list of the Museum Archives' Special Collections holdings has been added to the Museum Archives page. It includes links to detailed descriptions of the collections where available.

Acquisitions Highlights

Click on the individual image in the montage for more information on the title.

2014.10.02 posting:

Walden warmingTrilobites of the worldSir Ambrose HealGreat war fashionThe passenger pigeonSpiders of BorneoArt Nouveau fashionThe culture of the seven years warScottish goldSeed to seedThe Plains IndiansBumble beesA message from MarthaLa beaute du corps dans l'antiquite grecqueField guide to the dragonflies of Britain and EuropePrinted textilesHaws: a guide to hawthorns of the southeastern United StatesIn the footsteps of the Group of SevenWomen beauty and fashionUrban antsCosmopolitanism in the Tang DynastyArt of turquoiseNorthern Plains shield bearing warriorsLadies' dress accessoriesJ. Fenwick LansdowneArt & energyInto the light: the paintings of William Blair BruceThe objects of experienceIn with the old: classic décor from A to ZThe many faces of NefertitiCambrian ocean worldBackroad craft: fine craft in Grey & Bruce CountiesExposed: a history of lingerieBeauty beyond natureRoman in the provinces: art on the periphery of Empire

2014.08.12 posting:

Swords and swordsmenEcology and evolution of dung beetlesThe book of symbolsGolden visions of DensatilCoatsHeroic AfricansField Guide to butterflies of OntarioSilver Treasures from the land of ShebaHatsDinosaurs and other ReptilesInside the museumHomology, genes and evolutionary innovationThe Jewish wardrobeThe dawn of Egyptian artLe decorateur et l'amateur d'artMexican textilesVincennes and early sevres porcelainThe mythology of plantsLes vases de sevresBeetles of eastern North AmericaMasterpieces of Chinese paintingsHistory of ChromolithographyCelts in the AmericasArts of NigeriaFashion VictimsBirds of paradiseAncient lives new discoveriesThomas Bewick

2014.07.08 posting:

Entire city projectExemplary women of early ChinaVery vintageUrban explorationsFirst brushEgyptian RenaissanceV&ATrilobite bookSilk and colourTreasures from KoreaFluid preservationCurating biocultural collectionsMammals of AustraliaChang Chao tangTracks & signsDoreCincinnati silverVesalius at 500Origins of Italian fashionUnder a green skyCollecting textilesNature of empiresSafari CompanionSharksAnatolian carpetsEarly Palaeozoic BiogeographyBotanic chicEmperor Huizong