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BIG- Media Preview (Remix)

BIG- Media Preview (Remix)

Remix of Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship, speaking at the media preview of BIG.

ROM Ancient Cultures

ROM Ancient Cultures

From early human ancestors in China to the technological innovations of Mesopotamia to the global economy of ancient Rome, ancient cultures help us understand the diversity of human experience.ROM archaeologists excavate around the world. Back at the museum, our staff analyze and conserve the

Opening the Dior

Opening the Dior

Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship opens a package from Dior.  Inside is a stunning couture dress commissioned by the ROM. See it on view for a limited time in BIG until Fall 2013.

Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS

North American Premiere Februaary 1, 2012 to September 2, 2013 (CLOSED) Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee Crystal, Level 4 a nd Centre Block, Level 3 Genesis by internationally renowned photojournalist Sebastião Salgado makes its North American premiere at the ROM, organized by Amazonas images,

Komodo Cleaning

Komodo Cleaning

For every specimen you see on display in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, hundreds of hours went into its preparation. This komodo dragon will have its skeleton cleaned by dozens of people over months before it is ready for presentation inside the gallery. This time-lapse video

Veronika Gervers: Research Fellowship in Textiles & Fashion History

Veronika Gervers: Research Fellowship in Textiles & Fashion History

Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship, supported by a memorial fund established in 1979 to commemorate ROM curator and textile scholar, Veronika Gervers,  exists to promote research incorporating the textile and fashion collections of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).  Applications are encouraged

James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship

James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship

The James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship was established in 2009 to promote scholarly research as it relates to the Royal Ontario Museum's Chinese collection, with particular emphasis on the ROM's Menzies collection. The Fellowship is open to Ph.D. candidates, both junior and senior

The Making of Genesis: In Conversation with Sebastião Salgado

  From May 4 to September 4, 2013, as part of this year’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the ROM will be home to the North American premiere of renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis, an exhibition curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado. It is his third large-scale

Relâche 2013: Passeport pour le monde

EN FAMILLE Du 9 au17 mars Venez au ROM pendant la relâche. Des tonnes de plaisir vous y attendent! Amenez vos enfants et partez tous à l’aventure en n’oubliant pas votre passeport pour le monde. Nous avons prévu une foule d’activités plus intéressantes les unes que les autres: parler à

How to display the past….. Part 2: Collecting

In my last post  I mentioned that various factors (sometimes pure chance) shaped a museum collection, and so affected the look of a public display.  Here, I illustrate this by exploring the collection history of one particularly famous (even infamous) object.  This ivory and gold figurine has