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Posted: August 24, 2012 - 15:55 , by Nicole Richards
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By Alexander Muth, winner of the Find the Baby Bison Contest

Alexander Muth, Family, and ROM Staff. Winner of the Find the Baby Bison Contest ceremony

Alexander with brothers Isaac and Leonard. The boys won't see this bird in Grasslands National Park but they did get to see lots of amazing things in their behind-the-scenes tour of the ROM.

Posted: August 24, 2012 - 08:25 , by admin
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by Nicolás Campione, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Posted: August 23, 2012 - 16:53 , by Claire Healy
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Hello, I’m Claire Healy, Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology here at the ROM. It’s almost that time again – Curator’s Corner is gearing up to bring you another opportunity to meet a curator (me!) and learn a bit more about the animals here at the museum, and the delightful organisms that I study.

Posted: August 23, 2012 - 09:43 , by admin
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Portrait of Richard Lahey inside the Ultimate Dinos exhibition.

Interpretive Planner? What’s that? We caught up with Richard Lahey, ROM Interpretive Planner, to explain his role in the museum world, as well as what he did to help bring the larger-than-life Ultimate Dinosaur exhibition together and some of the interesting things he learned.

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

The first Church at York (later renamed to St. James) was built in 1807 by soldiers of the British garrison. The church and its rector, the Reverend Dr. John Strachan, became central to events of the War of 1812.

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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