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Posted: September 26, 2014 - 10:24 , by Ryan Dodge
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Visit the museum? Share a photo with us! http://at.rom.on.ca/stream/recent

 

Posted: September 25, 2014 - 10:52 , by Deepali Dewan
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Sikhs in Canada, The Singh Twins, watersolour on board, England, 2010, 44 x 32.5 cm. ROM 2010.53.1 This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund. Copyright The Singh Twins: www.singhtwins.co.uk

Posted: September 24, 2014 - 12:38 , by Deepali Dewan
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Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Friends of South Asia co-Chair, and Summer 2014 ROM curatorial intern.


Chakram or battle-quoit, made of wrought steel, India, 19th century, ROM 910.42.52

Posted: September 23, 2014 - 14:19 , by Kate Cooper
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She’s been languishing in the Greek & Roman storerooms for years, but finally  the ROM Minoan Goddess is back on display.

Posted: September 18, 2014 - 22:41 , by Stacey Kerr
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A long time ago, in a ROM gallery quite different from today’s, there was a diorama that showcased a migrating flock of passenger pigeons.... 

Posted: September 18, 2014 - 10:55 , by Ryan Dodge
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The best tweets and conversations from #AskACurator day, 2014

Posted: September 15, 2014 - 12:04 , by Robert Mason
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The monastery of Deir Mar Musa in its heyday included hermitages spread around the landscape, but as today, the focus of the complex would have been the buildings, especially the chapel, home to the important frescos. The archaeology of standing buildings requires looking at walls to see how they are made, and how they relate to each other. One structure may clearly be seen as one that came first, with later structures abutting on to it. Different phases may be made of different materials, or the same material worked in a different way.

Posted: September 11, 2014 - 23:50 , by Stacey Kerr
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“That egg is approximately one hundred and forty-four years old,” says Brad Millen, a technician who works in the ROM’s Natural History collections. Suddenly the large speckled shell that sits in the palm of my hand feels just a little bit heavier. I feel the weight of its place in the world - it is the egg of a passenger pigeon, and its species has been extinct for a hundred years.

Posted: September 8, 2014 - 16:08 , by Amanda Girgis
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If floors could talk – from the thousands of visitors who walk through Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery each day, to the long list of programs, installations and events that have taken place in this space, it is truly one of the city’s greatest rooms and the heart of the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Posted: September 5, 2014 - 00:08 , by Stacey Kerr
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Come behind-the-scenes with environmental visual communication students/guest bloggers Justine DiCesare and Vincent Luk to take a look using photos and video to see how the flowers and scenery were created for the new exhibit: Empty Skies: The Passenger Pigeon Legacy.