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Posted: October 28, 2014 - 14:13 , by Louis Labrecque
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Posted: October 24, 2014 - 09:58 , by Gayle Gibson
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ROM Educator and Egyptologist Gayle Gibson explains how she was able to name this mummy after so many years in the collection

Posted: October 20, 2014 - 14:43 , by Stacey Kerr
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Guest Blog Posting by Environmental Visual Communication (EVC) student, Nila Sivatheesan

Posted: October 17, 2014 - 14:28 , by Stacey Kerr
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A year after a storm toppled the famous "Maple Leaf Forever Tree" in Leslieville, Toronto-based artisan and Eco-woodturner Michael Finkelstein wanted to help preserve this beautiful, 150-year old silver maple tree for future generations to enjoy through his artwork.

Posted: October 16, 2014 - 14:44 , by Robert Mason
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Probably on October 24th in 79 AD a large group of people congregated on the beach at the seaside town of Herculaneum, in Italy. They were presumably trying to take ship to gain distance from Mount Vesuvius, which had been raining ash and rocks on the city, and the neighbouring town of Pompeii, all day. But suddenly, a massive cloud of red-hot ash swept down from the volcano directly towards Herculaneum. Studies of the skeletons on the beach show that they were mostly males, with women and children huddling in boathouses by the shore. One man in particular was a soldier.

Posted: October 2, 2014 - 15:10 , by Janet Carding
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On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the ROM is hosting an important fundraising event at the Museum. The ROM Centennial Ball, co-chaired by Bonnie Brooks, Chair of the ROM Board of Trustees and Senator Nicole Eaton, will celebrate the Museum’s one hundred years with our philanthropic community and raise $700,000 (net) in important funds that will be used to support the Museum’s highest priorities.

Posted: October 1, 2014 - 16:40 , by Deepali Dewan
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Sophia Chowdhury (far right) with her sister Meena (second in from left) and the next generation: Aneesa (far left), Zakary (centre), and baby Anarah. In the ROM’s curatorial area with the dagger, August, 14 2014. Photo Deepali Dewan, posted with permission of the family.

Posted: September 26, 2014 - 10:24 , by Ryan Dodge
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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