The Royal Ontario Museum proudly joined the Nation in celebrating National Volunteer Week 2014. To wrap up this weeks commemoration of volunteers, we picked the brains of our ROMkids volunteers to learn more about what they do and why they do it. Our volunteers work tirelessly to give to the ROM what it has give them; stewardship, engagement, enjoyment, innovation and learning.
One of the world’s rare Chinese Chicken Cups fetched a record $36 million (USD) at an auction on Tuesday by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, making it one of the most expensive Chinese cultural relics ever auctioned. The Cup auctioned is part of a set of original Chenghua Chicken Cups which survive from the Forbidden City. Another of the original and very rare Chicken Cups is now on display inside The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors exhibition presented by the H.N.
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.