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Posted: 2 octobre 2014 à 15 h 10 , by Janet Carding
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On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the ROM is hosting an important fundraising event at the Museum. The ROM Centennial Ball, co-chaired by Bonnie Brooks, Chair of the ROM Board of Trustees and Senator Nicole Eaton, will celebrate the Museum’s one hundred years with our philanthropic community and raise $700,000 (net) in important funds that will be used to support the Museum’s highest priorities.

Posted: 1 octobre 2014 à 16 h 40 , by Deepali Dewan
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Sophia Chowdhury (far right) with her sister Meena (second in from left) and the next generation: Aneesa (far left), Zakary (centre), and baby Anarah. In the ROM’s curatorial area with the dagger, August, 14 2014. Photo Deepali Dewan, posted with permission of the family.

Posted: 26 septembre 2014 à 10 h 24 , by Ryan Dodge
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Visit the museum? Share a photo with us! http://at.rom.on.ca/stream/recent

 

Posted: 25 septembre 2014 à 10 h 52 , by Deepali Dewan
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Sikhs in Canada, The Singh Twins, watersolour on board, England, 2010, 44 x 32.5 cm. ROM 2010.53.1 This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund. Copyright The Singh Twins: www.singhtwins.co.uk

Posted: 24 septembre 2014 à 12 h 38 , by Deepali Dewan
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Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Friends of South Asia co-Chair, and Summer 2014 ROM curatorial intern.


Chakram or battle-quoit, made of wrought steel, India, 19th century, ROM 910.42.52

Posted: 23 septembre 2014 à 14 h 19 , by Kate Cooper
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She’s been languishing in the Greek & Roman storerooms for years, but finally  the ROM Minoan Goddess is back on display.

Posted: 18 septembre 2014 à 22 h 41 , by Stacey Kerr
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A long time ago, in a ROM gallery quite different from today’s, there was a diorama that showcased a migrating flock of passenger pigeons.... 

Posted: 18 septembre 2014 à 10 h 55 , by Ryan Dodge
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The best tweets and conversations from #AskACurator day, 2014

Posted: 15 septembre 2014 à 12 h 04 , by Robert Mason
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The monastery of Deir Mar Musa in its heyday included hermitages spread around the landscape, but as today, the focus of the complex would have been the buildings, especially the chapel, home to the important frescos. The archaeology of standing buildings requires looking at walls to see how they are made, and how they relate to each other. One structure may clearly be seen as one that came first, with later structures abutting on to it. Different phases may be made of different materials, or the same material worked in a different way.

Posted: 11 septembre 2014 à 23 h 50 , by Stacey Kerr
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“That egg is approximately one hundred and forty-four years old,” says Brad Millen, a technician who works in the ROM’s Natural History collections. Suddenly the large speckled shell that sits in the palm of my hand feels just a little bit heavier. I feel the weight of its place in the world - it is the egg of a passenger pigeon, and its species has been extinct for a hundred years.