Guest blog written by 2015 Environmental Visual Communication student Robert Elliot
How does the Royal Ontario Museum get their Skeletons so clean without compromising their integrity? A well-kept colony of hide beetles cleans every crevice of the various cadavers in the ROM’s bug room with incredible efficiency. A steel walled, dark humid room filled with corpses; a veritable beetle heaven is home to these hard working bugs. Follow EVC student ROM into their domain to get a unique perspective on the ROM.
By Ed Keall
The temporary exhibit space in the Wirth galleries of the Middle East and the Ondaatje gallery of Asia is designed to keep the galleries alive by encouraging visitors to repeat their visits because there is something new to see.
The space is intended to feature research conducted by ROM curators, with a chance to spell out a topic with a little more background detail about a topic than is possible with a standard gallery presentation.