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Posted: January 23, 2013 - 09:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Posted: January 21, 2013 - 10:00 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Sir David Attenborough has been filming Nature all his life. In 2009, at the age of 83, he traveled the world again to discover how Life began and diversified into the myriad of organisms that form the basis of today's biodiversity. The result of this journey is the beautiful documentary, "First Life," that won three Emmy Awards in 2011. The new ROM Gallery of Early Life anticipated to open by the end of 2014 will feature some of the key fossils shown in the documentary, many of those will come from our own ROM collections! 

The origin of animals represents a turning point in Life history. About half a billion years ago all the major animal groups that are still around us today appear in the fossil record. One of the best sites in the world to study this key interval in Life history is the 505 million year old Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. As an expert of the Burgess Shale biota, I was invited to accompany Sir David Attenborough to the field. Here are few snapshots from the Burgess Shale I took during this specific trip.
Posted: January 21, 2013 - 09:06 , by Ryan Dodge
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The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 14:52 , by Dayana Lavoile
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J’ai aujourd’hui la joie d’annoncer  le lancement du nouveau site Web du Musée royal de l’Ontario.

Posted: January 8, 2013 - 15:20 , by Ryan Dodge
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During Season 2 of Friday Night Live (October 12, 2012 - November 30, 2012), this past fall we deployed a real time photo wall where visitors could tweet photos with the #FNLROM hashtag and they would be displayed almost instantly. 

Posted: December 30, 2012 - 11:20 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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As a kid, I took my Christmas list very seriously. As an adult, I've realized that the greatest gifts are...you know. 

Posted: December 18, 2012 - 13:20 , by Gwen Adams
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This blog post was written by Kara Ma, ROM's Rebanks Intern. 

As the newest Rebanks Intern, I am excited to present the latest ROM Library display case, located on the main floor just in front of the Library and Archives. On display is a timeline depicting highlights of the ROM’s extensive work and achievements in the field of archaeology

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 15:31 , by Nicole Richards
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Viewer discretion advised. Images depict a Komodo Dragon being dissected as it is prepared for the ROM's collections. Some images may be shocking.

Posted: December 10, 2012 - 15:46 , by Nicola Woods
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A behind-the-scenes look at the publication of ROM images and a custom photo shoot of El Anatsui’s artwork.

Posted: December 10, 2012 - 15:38 , by Mia Ijacic
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This blog post was written by Dr. Kim Tait, Curator of Mineralogy at the ROM. As the new recipient of the YPC Research Fund, Kim has travelled to the northeastern corner of the Yukon—a remote region rich with minerals called Rapid Creek. Her work builds on the legacy of ROM research on phosphate minerals, which are one of the largest and most complex in the mineral kingdom and act as the atomic building blocks of our natural world.