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Posted: August 5, 2014 - 12:06 , by Stacey Kerr
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The second annual ROM Game Jam will begin this Friday, August 8th, bringing together gaming enthusiasts and game developers to work together to create interactive games inspired by the unique setting of the ROM. This year's theme is "The Evolution Revolution".

Posted: August 5, 2014 - 11:17 , by David Rudkin
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Illustration of Acanthodian

Posted: July 31, 2014 - 15:14 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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Jaime Clifton-Ross reflects on her Summer 2014 internship at the ROM.

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 14:20 , by Brian Boyle
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Sean with a snapping turtle

Posted: July 25, 2014 - 10:01 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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This spotlight post--featuring ROM paper conservation intern Natasa Krsmanovic--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current paper conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.

Posted: July 18, 2014 - 14:50 , by David Evans
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Our time at the Triceratops site came to an end on Friday, June 27. As we rushed to get the last jackets out of the quarry and close down the site for the year, a menacing storm was rolling in, but we made it out just in time (Figure 1).  With the back of our pick-up truck filled with plaster jackets (Figure 2), we headed back to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Posted: July 16, 2014 - 09:37 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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This spotlight post--featuring ROM conservation intern Emily Ricketts--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current artefact conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.

Posted: July 11, 2014 - 12:20 , by Robert Mason
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The monastery at Deir Mar Musa would not have just comprised the main buildings, the monks would actually have been dispersed in hermitages across the landscape.

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 11:29 , by Amanda Girgis
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Women have grown, groomed and decorated their fingernails for over 5000 years – From the women of Ancient Egypt to the nail salon industry that flourished during the 80s and 90s, nail trends have had authority over beauty regimes across regions and eras. By the late 20th century manicured fingernails would become a sign of the leisure class among many different cultures.  Grooming your fingernails parallels the act of using cosmetics, it exhibits self-expression and character.

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 10:47 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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A call for artist submissions to the Animating Historic Sites and Museums program.