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Posted: July 4, 2014 - 12:26 , by Robert Mason
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The third in a series on the monastery of St Moses in Syria comprises a detailed examination of the important cycle of 11th-12th century frescoes found in the chapel.

Posted: July 3, 2014 - 16:14 , by David Evans
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@ROMPalaeo Triceratops Dig Week 2: June 20-June 27

Posted: July 3, 2014 - 15:12 , by Ryan Godfrey
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On Friday June 27th, I manned the Botanical Battlestation in the Schad Gallery for a Friday Night Live feast of strange, symbolic and sexual plant specimens.

Posted: June 29, 2014 - 09:38 , by Robert Mason
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Despite there being almost 1,400 years of occupation at Deir Mar Musa, strangely the overwhelming majority of the pottery found at the site can be assigned to the "Mamluk" period. The period of Mamluk rule in Greater Syria (1260-1516) generally reflects an archaeological horizon that post-dates the destruction of the great ceramic production centre at al-Raqqa,  and Eastern Syria became a wasteland on the border with the Mongol Ilkhanate dynasty of Iran, leaving Damascus as the sole producer of elite quality under-glaze painted stone-paste bodied ceramics.

Posted: June 26, 2014 - 11:38 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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In celebration of Canada Day and Canadian Heritage Week (July 1st - July 7th) this post will relfect on the rich heritage and history embedded within our maple leaf. 

Posted: June 24, 2014 - 15:22 , by Amanda Girgis
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Fashion forms culture, history and identity – and likewise fashion can be formed by its function in our daily lives. Our new exhibition, Fashion Follows Form invites Members to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion, in particular it’s inclination to favour form over function.  

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 12:23 , by Amanda Girgis
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The Royal Ontario Museum treated its Members to a private lecture on The Making of The Forbidden City. Hosted in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, over 200 ROM Members were in attendance. Dr. Chen Shen and David Hollands – two of the many masterminds behind our current blockbuster exhibition, spent the morning walking Members though the complex and in depth process of curating an exhibition of this magnitude and exquisite nature.

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 11:30 , by Deepali Dewan
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Welcome banners for Friends Groups

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 11:29 , by Ryan Dodge
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Join us on July 16th at 2pm EST for our next Google+ Hangout on Air as we chat about the new ROM Field Guide to Butterflies of Ontario!

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:29 , by Tim Dickinson
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Deb Metsger and I are on the train coming back from Montréal where we attended the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association.