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Posted: April 17, 2014 - 16:39 , by Robert Mason
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For ROM Revealed, part of our 100-year celebrations, we undertook a major re-organisation in some Collections and Research departments. Here we can see the improvements made in the storage of Asian Arms & Armour in anticipation of this momentous occasion.

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 09:02 , by Dave Ireland
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A new species of Bat was recently named after our very own Dr. Burton Lim!

Posted: April 16, 2014 - 15:11 , by Amanda Girgis
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How Chinese hat spheres became a visible means of social indentification.

Posted: April 15, 2014 - 12:12 , by Allan Baker
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A team bands Red Knots to assess their physical condition and survival rate as the birds begin their annual migration.

Posted: April 14, 2014 - 16:52 , by Brian Boyle
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I would like to congratulate each of the student photographers who contributed to Every Object Has A Story. 

Posted: April 12, 2014 - 10:33 , by Amanda Girgis
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014, we interviewed ROMkids volunteers to learn more about what they do and why they do it. 

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 16:58 , by admin
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An original and very rare Chicken Cup, that was created as part of a set, was recently sold at an auction hosted by Sotheby's. The ROM is currently displaying another cup from this set in The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors.

 

 

Posted: April 9, 2014 - 10:20 , by Janet Carding
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Long-standing ROM volunteer, Patricia Harris, was recognized with the Manulife Volunteer Award
 
Posted: April 8, 2014 - 11:12 , by Kate Cooper
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After looking at the best known of the dubious ‘Minoan’ figurines (which may be modern) in my last post, here I show some of the genuine Minoan objects discovered in archaeological excavations on Crete.

Posted: April 7, 2014 - 12:59 , by Kate Cooper
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The ROM Goddess is just one of the ‘Minoan’ figurines in several museums sometimes thought to be fake.  These two installments of the ROM Minoan Goddess project introduce you to some of the suspected (although not definitively proven) fake figurines, and the genuine Minoan objects that may have inspired them.