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Posted: January 12, 2012 - 13:14 , by Ian Nicklin
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Contributed by Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin.

Posted: January 10, 2012 - 14:53 , by admin
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By Kenneth R. Lister

Kenneth R. Lister is the Assistant Curator of Anthropology in the Department of World Cultures. Read on for a preview of what he’ll be talking about on February 3, 2012 at the 33rd Annual ROM Research Colloquium.

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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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Head and shoulder portrait of a woman standing beside a display case of minerals

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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It seems that Maya: Secrets of Their Ancient World has inspired some really interesting holiday activities. Meet the Futterer Family! Inspired by Maya, they built the temple at Chichen Itza out of gingerbread as their traditional gingerbread house this Christmas.

The idea was suggested by 25-year-old Allie Futterer, designed by 28-year-old Max Futterer, and baked and executed by both of them and Max’s girlfriend Jennifer Funk, age 28.

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.