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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

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Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

Closed Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Level 2B Ancient Mesopotamia The world we live in was born in Mesopotamia more than 3,000 years ago. Home to the world’s first great cities, the land “between the rivers” is the birthplace of writing, of codified laws, of urban

March Break 2013- Passport to the World

March Break 2013- Passport to the World

Who’s ready for March Break? We are! For months now, we at the ROM have been working away getting ready for the most exciting and active time of our year: March Break (aka Spring Break to those without kids in Ontario schools)! This year we’re going all out with what’s possibly the BIGGEST

Travels in India, part 1

Travels in India, part 1

Ahmedabad, India Traffic here is like a pinball machine, a crazy game of chicken, where you try not to hit anything, especially the cattle. After a day of relative inactivity, spent recovering from jetlag, I found myself bouncing around in the back of an autorickshaw, hurtling through a crazy quilt

Family Tour

Tour Development in Progress Thanks for visiting us! We are currently in the midst of developing our ROM Family Tour, and will be doing a test launch in a few weeks. Please come back to help us find any gremlins that still persist. We'd love to hear from you!

Concours de dessins Prodigieux dinosaures

Envoyez-nous votre dessin de dinosaure et vous pourriez gagner un prix! Pour célébrer notre exposition à l’affiche, nous invitons les amateurs de dinosaures de tout âge à dessiner leur propre prodigieux dinosaure et ainsi courir la chance de remporter notre premier prix: la visite des