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We offer online volunteer opportunities, which allow you to support us from the comfort of your home. However, please be aware our volunteer benefits do not apply to online opportunities. Current Project:  ROM GLAM Wiki Initiative  With 30+ galleries displaying thousands of objects from our

A Pair of 18th Century French Panniers Arrives at the ROM!

A Pair of 18th Century French Panniers Arrives at the ROM!

As Interim Collections Technician in the Department of World Cultures’ Textile & Costume Section , I have the great pleasure and the great challenge of processing the Section’s many acquisitions. Taking in a group of rare 18 th century European objects in the early part of 2013 was one of

Interview: Egyptologist Barry Kemp

Interview: Egyptologist Barry Kemp

By Laura Ranieri Q: What brought you to Amarna initially? A: I first became interested in how the towns and cities of ancient Egypt worked following a [1970] conference in London called “Man, Settlement and Urbanism.” I was asked to write a paper: “Temple and Town in Ancient Egypt.” I

Amarna Artifacts in the ROM’s Ancient Egypt Collection

Amarna Artifacts in the ROM’s Ancient Egypt Collection

By Laura Ranieri If you go up to the Museum’s third floor and make your way into the Ancient Egypt displays, you will quickly find yourself amid an impressive collection of objects dating from the Old Kingdom through to Ptolemaic times. This is just a representative sampling of the more than

Cuyler Young, Director, 1985 - 1990

Cuyler Young is appointed Director. He has been a curator, conducting archaeological digs, especially at Godin Tepe.

Weapon Wednesday: a Romano-Egyptian sword hilt

Weapon Wednesday: a Romano-Egyptian sword hilt

Every Wednesday we highlight a weapon, or possibly a depiction of weapons, from the ROM collection. This week's weapon (910.175.328) is actually a part of a weapon, but a very important one, acquired before 1910 in Cairo by Charles Currelly and presently in the Eaton Gallery of Rome . It is

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

What do you get when you gather more than 400 avidly curious citizen-scientists in a 40-square-kilometre park to count species for 24 straight hours? Well… you get more than 100 different types of bird, 80 different spiders, hundreds of insects, approaching 600 plants… and a tonne of fun! In

Explore Mesopotamia: Assyrian Imperialism on the Mesopotamian Periphery

Explore Mesopotamia: Assyrian Imperialism on the Mesopotamian Periphery

Coinciding with the major exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World , we are proud to present Explore Mesopotamia which brings together world experts in a series of informative and entertaining lectures delving into the archaeology, art and mystery of ancient Mesopotamia. On Thursday

City of the Sun God: Amarna and Its Rulers, Akhenaten and Nefertiti

In this fascinating talk world renowned Egyptologist Barry Kemp discusses the most recent discoveries at Amarna, the enigmatic ancient Egyptian capital of controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten. As the Director of the Amarna Trust, Professor Kemp has dedicated his life to uncovering the history of

China: Treasures of Ancient Capitals

China: Treasures of Ancient Capitals

Through Dr. Shen's eyes, gain a new perspective on China's history, as you visit cities and sites which provided many of the items in the ROM's collection.  Enjoy "behind the scenes" visits at many museums and historic sites to learn about the archaeological bounty of