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Posted: October 19, 2012 - 09:08 , by admin
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By Ka Bo Tsang,  Assistant Curator, Chinese Paintings & Textiles

This large painting done in a hanging-scroll format is from a royal hand, that of Cixi, the Empress Dowager (1835-1908). Directly or indirectly, this most powerful woman in China in the latter half of the 19th century was in full control of the Qing empire until the very end of her life.

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 00:02 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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So this weekend @ROMToronto? Kind of a big deal. On Saturday we’re covering all things archaeology and Sunday we’re doing the same with palaeontology. Maybe the two best ologies!

Archaeologist Clemens talking with a kid about archaeology.
Posted: October 18, 2012 - 16:39 , by Wendy Vincent
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The ROM and Citizenship and Immigration Canada hosted a citizenship ceremony during Citizenship Week on Monday, October 15, 2012, in the Samuel Hall/Currelly Gallery followed by a reception in Bronfman Hall. For the event, which was the first held at the ROM since the year 2000, the ROM and Citizenship and Immigration Canada delivered citizenship for 60 new Canadians.

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 22:11 , by Kate Cooper
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National Archaeology Day Logo

Posted: October 10, 2012 - 13:30 , by Deepali Dewan
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ROM’s newest exhibit, “Spirit & Utility: Art from Cambodia and Thailand,” opened over Thanksgiving weekend in the Middle East / South Asia Special Exhibit case, 3rd Floor Lee-Chin Crystal.

Posted: October 5, 2012 - 09:03 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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One of the greatest experiences of my life occurred when I was just 7 years old. My mom took me for a week-long adventure to Alberta to visit Drumheller and the Badlands.

kiron, with the bandlands through to the horizon.
Posted: October 4, 2012 - 12:10 , by Patti McCabe
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First introduced to dinosaurs through a plastic toy in a cerealbox, renowned palaeontologist Philip J. Currie embarked on a life-long journey to study these creatures of the past.

Posted: October 3, 2012 - 12:30 , by admin
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By Oliver Haddrath, Ornithology Technician

DNA testing over the last 30 years has revolutionized many different fields ranging from health care to law enforcement to the study of human civilization and natural history.  The ROM was quick to adopt techniques such as DNA sequencing and genetic fingerprinting as powerful tools to help study its collections.

Posted: September 28, 2012 - 09:03 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Five reasons why our Mediaeval Fair (September 29/30) is going to be awesome!

My Mediaeval look.

Posted: September 24, 2012 - 13:20 , by admin
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Posting by Kirstin Bourne

Mushroom season has only just started and already ROM mycologists have been out in the field conducting research and searching for new specimens to add to the museum collection. Last week I got the chance to join Jean-Marc Moncalvo, the ROM’s Senior Curator of Mycology, along with Ph.D. Candidate Santiago Sanchez and Josie Carding, a summer intern in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity for a few days of foraging and camping in Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park.