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Posted: March 7, 2012 - 09:34 , by Patti McCabe
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Having laid awake for nights on end, the fabulous Dr. ROMulous and the ROM team have devised a new game show for March Break at the ROM (March 10 – 18). Inspired by Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World and Dr. ROMulous’s recent trip to Palenque, Mexico, The Game Show at the End of the World is a contest that will challenge your wits and tickle your funny bone!

Posted: March 6, 2012 - 09:41 , by Kim Tait
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I’m currently at the Argonne National Laboratory just outside of Chicago, Illinois at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). This is a research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that over 3,500 scientists from all over the world comes to use the instruments here for their research each year.

Posted: March 5, 2012 - 10:52 , by admin
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Submitted by Vincent Vertolli, Assistant Curator Geology

Detail of Rotunda doors displaying wooden doors, relief and stained glass
Posted: March 2, 2012 - 09:26 , by admin
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Contributed by Peter May, President, Research Casting International Ltd.

We held a press preview day at our shop last week to launch the ROM’s major summer exhibition – Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana. Of the 17 dinosaur skeletons to be exhibited, ten are pretty well finished; just final paint to be applied.

Posted: March 1, 2012 - 09:55 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Kiron Mukherjee dressed as a fairy, posing with a roman bust on display in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

Gettin' my faerie on. Join us this Celtic Weekend for a magical time.

Posted: February 29, 2012 - 13:11 , by Robert Mason
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Woman holding a metal shield in her hands

Here Kay Sunahara of the ROM's Department of World Cultures places a rare shield from the Middle Bronze Age on its mount.

Posted: February 28, 2012 - 15:36 , by Deepali Dewan
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 A black and white photograph from the archives of Rev. Dr. William Harvey Grant

Photograph of educated man in his study by W. H. Grant, gelatin silver print, China, c. 1900.

Posted: February 24, 2012 - 15:40 , by Patti McCabe
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The Rastafari movement or Rasta as some call it, is a religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica.  Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari. Rastafari is not a highly organized religion; it is more of a movement and an ideology. Many Rastas say that it is not a “religion” at all, but a “Way of Life”.

Posted: February 15, 2012 - 12:37 , by Patti McCabe
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Following up on our last blog – not all chocolate is the bitter kind born of child labour and greedy corporations. ChocoSol Traders is a small, ecological and inter-community initiative between farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, sustainable technologists based out of Oaxaca City, Mexico and horizontal traders and chocolatiers in Toronto.

Posted: February 13, 2012 - 14:48 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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Dr. Helen R. Haines has discovered many things in her years of digging, measuring and mapping the remnants of the ancient Maya culture. However, it would be a mistake to assume that what she uncovers relates only to peoples of the distant past. Sometimes, what we learn about them reveals equally as much about us.