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Posted: March 5, 2014 - 12:44 , by Ryan Dodge
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A Storify of tweets from the media preview for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors this morning.

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
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Lava Medals! Who’d of thought? These medals were made between the years of 1631 and 1944, at times of volcanic activity in Mount Vesuvius.

 

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 12:55 , by David McKay
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At an event at the ROM on February 25, 2014, Cindy Tang was announced as the National Winner of Canada’s first ever Doodle 4 Google contest.  

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 10:13 , by Aaron Phillips
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Why is this legislation important, and how can museums support it?

Posted: February 19, 2014 - 11:34 , by Robert Mason
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An account of an ancient Greek helmet excavated by George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown, on the Plain of Marathon in 1834.

Posted: February 15, 2014 - 07:58 , by Amanda Girgis
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Enhance your visit this Family Day weekend at the interactive touch tables on Level 2

Posted: February 14, 2014 - 09:07 , by Amanda Girgis
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10 birds in the ROM's collection you'll love more than Flappy Bird.

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 17:19 , by Kate Cooper
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Dr. Kenneth Lapatin, an expert in ancient ivory and gold statues, talks about the ROM's ‘Minoan’ goddess in a Google+ Hangout. His research and publications about the suspect Minoan ivory figurines prompted the ROM to reconsider the display of their own ‘icon’. 

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 15:45 , by Robert Mason
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In South Asia during the 16th to early 20th centuries all fashionable young men when visiting their ladies would want to dress at their best. This would include one very necessary dress acessory: the katar. This uniquely South Asian dagger is thought to have developed in the very southern part of what is now India. In the 17th century the type was adopted across South Asia, and became a standard dress accessory in the Mughal courts.

 

Posted: February 11, 2014 - 07:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Today we are proud to report the extraordinary discovery of a new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.