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Posted: January 9, 2012 - 08:49 , by admin
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Dr. Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes, is the first-ever recipient of the YPC Research Fund. This November 2011, YPC supported Sarah’s trip to Oman to research ancient forms of pitloom weaving and the trade routes of the Muscat cloth, which will inform part of a future ROM exhibition.

Submitted by Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes

November 18, 2011

Posted: January 6, 2012 - 14:35 , by Janet Carding
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Portrait of Janet Carding in the Teck Galleries of Earth Sciences.

Janet Carding, President and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum

Posted: January 5, 2012 - 11:55 , by admin
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A closer look at a living barn owl perched.

Their distinctive heart-shaped face actually helps improve their hearing. With lop-sided ears, they can easily pinpoint prey with sound alone. Photo by Steve Brace

Posted: January 4, 2012 - 13:53 , by admin
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Want to find out more about the latest research and discoveries happening at the ROM? Mark your calendars for the 33rd annual ROM Research Colloquium coming up on February 3, 2012.

Karin Ruehrdanz, Curator of Islamic Arts in the ROM’s Department of World Cultures tells us a little bit about her upcoming colloquium presentation,  Shahnama: The Persian “Book of Kings”

Posted: January 4, 2012 - 10:04 , by admin
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Posted: January 3, 2012 - 09:41 , by Sarah Elliott
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Here for ROM for the Holidays, it’s the long-awaited return of the Earth Rangers Studio Winter Wonderland in Life in Crisis: the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity!

A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight... (It took so long to hand-paint all these trees! My wrist hurt for ages.)

Posted: December 30, 2011 - 09:30 , by admin
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By Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Technician

A view of the shuttle launch!

Curiosity starts its journey towards Mars! (Image Credit NASA/Scott Andrews/Canon)

Posted: December 29, 2011 - 10:42 , by admin
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By Justin Jennings, Associate Curator, Department of World Culture.

Maya High Priest

Meet the ROM's Maya High Priest.

Posted: December 28, 2011 - 12:38 , by Sarah Elliott
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It’s that time of year!  ROM for the Holidays is finally here, and we’ve been hard at work in the Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity (HOB for short) getting some new hands-on activities ready to go.

First up is the brand-new, never-before-seen touch table that we put together in honour of our lost baby bison.

Posted: December 21, 2011 - 11:47 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Every day at the museum is a good day, but when a new object-specimen gets added to the collection, it is a great day.  It was a particularly stellar day in Earth Sciences when we were able to acquire this lovely princess cut, 23.24 carat peridot from Myanmar (Burma).

Green Periot Gem