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Posted: August 22, 2012 - 16:35 , by Tim Dickinson
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Submitted by David Baxter

As student staff in the ROM Botany Section, my summer work has mostly involved sitting in a basement office updating the plant specimen database, and occasionally working with the herbarium specimens themselves. This last week, however, I’ve been in Montana and Washington searching for Crataegus (hawthorn) trees. Quite a change of pace!

Posted: August 20, 2012 - 09:43 , by admin
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Matthew Vavrek in his tent during a research expedition.

Bringing an exhibition to life takes a whole team – especially an exhibition the size and scale of Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants of Gondwana. To help get this ultimate exhibition up and running the ROM brought it contract curator Matthew Vavrek.

Posted: August 16, 2012 - 09:24 , by admin
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David Evans poses with a dino fossils in an outdoor storage space.

Posted: August 15, 2012 - 11:28 , by admin
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Written by Paul Vaculik, ROMwalks volunteer

Illustration of a wooden building standing in a field with a forest in background.

Image courtesy of St James Cathedral.

Posted: August 14, 2012 - 08:32 , by David Evans
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Tents in a grassy field with a rainbow across a grey sky.

Fig. 1. Camp after a rainstorm.

Posted: August 13, 2012 - 09:33 , by Janet Carding
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Suse Cairns originally published this blog on Museum Geek.  Suse is a PhD candidate at The University of Newcastle, Australia, investigating what networked knowledge means for museums in an age of ubiquitous information.

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Posted: July 31, 2012 - 17:11 , by admin
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Hello, this is Stacey Kerr, an Environmental Visual Communication student at the ROM. “Curator’s Corner: Project Guyana” was a huge success this past weekend, showcasing some of the work done by ROM curators on the biodiversity of Guyana. It also afforded us a quick update from Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammals, and my classmate Joshua See, who are currently down in Guyana for the month conducting bat diversity surveys (for more info, see Josh’s last blog post)

Posted: July 30, 2012 - 13:41 , by admin
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By Valerie Fairclough, ROMwalks volunteer

Posted: July 27, 2012 - 09:00 , by Paul Denis
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Great Collections Make Great Museums – An ongoing blog describing recent acquisitions added to the Greek, Etruscan, Roman or Byzantine Collections.

A gold pendant flanked with red gems with a silver inset depicting three human figures.
Posted: July 26, 2012 - 15:30 , by Wendy Vincent
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Exhibition organizers standing in front of a gallery wall filled with brightly coloured images.