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New to ROM: Nao Uda, Words Fail Me, 2013-15

New to ROM: Nao Uda, Words Fail Me, 2013-15

Nao Uda, born in Yokohama in 1983, is a contemporary Japanese artist who works in drawings, photography, and paintings. Having received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2007, Nao lived in Toronto as an artist in residence at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center thanks to a

Modern Mexico: Fusions, Fashion and Folk Art

Modern Mexico: Fusions, Fashion and Folk Art

By Ana Galindo Since the opening of the ¡Viva México! exhibition at the ROM in May 2015, we have been generously treated to a myriad of events related to the show—visiting artists, talks and Friday Night Live events. Most recently, the museum hosted a magnificent symposium introducing attendees

Curator's Corner- featuring ROM entomologist Dr. Chris Darling

Saturday, October 27, 2012 Please join entomology curator Chris Darling for a fun filled day of discovery! This Saturday, October 27th, from 11am-4pm in Earth Rangers Studio, Schad Gallery. Curator’s Corner will feature a bug-tastic array of activities for the insect lover in you. See some really

ROM Infrastructure Announcement

A government of Canada and Ontario press conference was held this morning at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to announce major infrastructure improvements, which include $1.4M in funding for the repair to the ROM’s roof. These renovations will enhance the visitor experience at the ROM, and

Virtual Collaboration: The whole story of ancient Roman amethyst gem

On August 30, 2012 I posted a blog on the rediscovery of a very striking and important ancient Roman amethyst gem engraved with the image of Victory writing on a shield, dating to about 50 BC to AD 25. I also mentioned that the gem was in the collection of Sir Francis Cook by 1903. The posting paid

A National Symposium on Our Blue Planet

A National Symposium on Our Blue Planet

Oceans.  Canada borders three of them – we have more coastline than any country in the world, some 200,000km.  Canadian scientists study all of them – from south-east Asia to the Cape of Good Hope to our own watery borders. The ROM’s own curator Dr. Claire Healy has discovered whole orders

#instaROM

#instaROM

On November 6th, we held our very first Instagram tour. If you are on Instagram you may have seen this type of tour called an #instawalk, well this was a ROM-ified version and we had lots of fun seeing the work of our visitors. We invited people to tour the galleries, take photos using Instagram

#instaROM at #FNLROM

#instaROM at #FNLROM

If you remember from our last #instaROM event (http://www.rom.on.ca/en/blog/instarom) it lasted the entire day and was self guided. Well, I can say that our first try was somewhat of a success. We only had two days to promote the tour but four people came out to take part. Our motivation for these

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

  Dr. Currie and his colleagues, technicians and grad students, will be available to answer your questions and to tell stories about what the pesky black fly can tell us about our changing natural world.  Doug is THE authority on black flies (he wrote the book on them), and his research has

David Evans: Palaeontologist. Educator. Model?

David Evans is our latest feature palaeontologist for Dino Days! Meet him Sunday November 25th, but get to know him HERE! So get ready, let’s talk about David Evans! David Evans, so chill, he's not even fazed by the dinosaurs fighting behind him. THE PALAEONTOLOGIST David is a busy guy.

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