When they were first reconstructed in the late 1800s, dinosaurs were assumed to have looked like giant reptiles. Through the early half of the 20th century they were portrayed in 3-D skeleton mounts and in artists’ depictions either in a four-legged stance with their tails dragging on the ground like huge lizards or in awkward upright positions on their hind legs.
Conservation biologist Radu Guiasu looks beyond the alarming headlines to assess the true impact of “invasive” species. Barbarian invaders? Or just a case of species xenophobia?
For 40 years, ROM magazine has been keeping readers up to date on the latest scientific breakthroughs and most current findings in archaeology and art history by ROM researchers. In celebration of the magazine’s 40th anniversary,we look at 40 of the Museum’s influential projects.
The ROM exhibition of Michael Scott’s collection, called Light and Stone, will feature among other things, a range of his emeralds from around the world, such as one from the famous Muzo mine in Columbia. How one man's passion for gems led to a collection that rivals those of royal families.
A behind-the-scenes look at the skill and detective work that goes into conserving artworks.
How one of the most endangered migratory birds is shoring up against its imperilled global flyways.
How far-reaching technologies help researchers unshroud the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
How photography stoked the star-making machinery of celebrity.
How forgery of art and collectibles has thrived since the days of Ancient Rome. Today even the world of fossils is not immune.
When Christian Dior’s extravagantly feminine New Look burst upon the fashion-starved post-World War II scene, not everyone accepted it—French saleswomen literally tore the dresses apart, spawning numerous anti-New Look protests. A glimpse into the rise of—and shock waves caused by—a fashion icon.
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