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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.

Posted: July 23, 2012 - 16:11 , by admin
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By Bruce Salvatore, ROM Walks, Department of Museum Volunteers

Queen’s Park, located in central Toronto, was opened in 1860 and dedicated by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to his mother, Queen Victoria. Brimming with history, this ROM walk uncovers the controversy that surrounded awarding a contract to the building the legislature to an American architect.

Posted: July 20, 2012 - 15:59 , by admin
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By Brennan Caverhill, Biodiversity Intern

Hello! Joshua See here, Environmental Visual Communication student at the ROM. I am writing from the wild heart of Guyana, where I am documenting the research and education efforts of Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammals.

Posted: July 17, 2012 - 08:54 , by Katherine Dunnell
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While to the casual observer, this is an example of fine made jewellery that sits in the Gem and Gold Gallery, Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth Treasures with other fine made jewellery pieces. As is reflected in the layered design of the brooch, this piece has layers of information and history as well.

Posted: July 13, 2012 - 14:30 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Posted: July 3, 2012 - 09:13 , by admin
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St. James’ Cemetery, opened at the corner of Parliament and Bloor Streets in 1844, is the eternal resting place of many of the prominent families of York and Toronto.  Monuments and mausoleums are engraved with the names Jarvis, Ridout, Gooderham, Cawthra, Baldwin and Osler among others. Stories of success and scandal abound.

Posted: June 29, 2012 - 13:47 , by admin
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Submitted by Regina Virgo, Department of Museum Volunteers

On our ROMwalk tour of the western section of South Rosedale, we’ll descend into the Rosedale Ravine via Park Road, originally a corduroy road constructed by Sheriff William Botsford Jarvis to make the trip to Rosedale more convenient and facilitate sales of his Rose Park subdivision lots.

Posted: June 25, 2012 - 14:53 , by admin
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submitted by the ROM Bioblitz Team