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Fact? or Fiction? 2009

Fact? or Fiction? 2009

Fact? or Fiction? 2009 was another roaring success! The annual guessing game and fundraising event helps support the ROM research endowment fund. For one evening each year, devious curatorial staff attempt to outwit participants at a game of Fact? or Fiction?. Visit www.rom.on.ca/factorfiction for

Iconic: Cleopatra

Iconic: Cleopatra

This granite bust is most likely a representation of one of history's most famous women, Cleopatra, and is a Royal Ontario Museum iconic object. Only three pieces of Ptolemaic sculpture like this exist in the world today. This one is on display in the Galleries of Africa: Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at ROM

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at ROM

Travel to Egypt, the land where the Book of the Dead of Amen-em-hat was written over 2,300 years ago and uncover the story of this mystical scroll. Acquired in Egypt in the early 20th century by the Royal Ontario Museum and brought back to Toronto, most of this beautiful papyrus scroll has remained

Returned to Former Splendor: Paintings, Conservation, and Dyes

Returned to Former Splendor: Paintings, Conservation, and Dyes

Heidi Sobol, Senior Paintings Conservator at the Royal Ontario Museum offers a peek at the exhibition Returned to Former Splendor and discusses the conservation process involved in preparing the historical paintings now on display in the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.

Celebrating the ROM

Celebrating the ROM

Renaissance ROM became the most successful cultural fundraising campaign in Canadian history with over $282 million raised in support of the Royal Ontario Museum. This transformational project restored the ROM's heritage buildings and galleries, created a provocative landmark — the Michael

Exploring Shanghai Kaleidoscope

Exploring Shanghai Kaleidoscope

Christopher Phillips, curator of Shanghai Kaleidoscope, shares his passion for Shanghai's art, architecture and fashion design in this provocative exhibition on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto until November 2, 2008. Selected pieces from the exhibition highlight the high-speed,

Glenn Lowry's Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

Glenn Lowry's Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto presented the third annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on November 20, 2008. Glenn Lowry introduces his lecture, Oil and Sugar: Contemporary Art and Islamic Culture, examining relevant and topical cultural

ROMkids Sleepovers

ROMkids Sleepovers

Spend a night at the Royal Ontario Museum with the ultimate backstage pass-- a giant sleepover including exclusive after-hours Museum tours and family activities.

Fashion in Shanghai Kaleidoscope

Fashion in Shanghai Kaleidoscope

Sally Wenba Wu introduces the work and unique style of some of Shanghai's leading fashion designers on display in the exhibition Shanghai Kaleidoscope at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto until November 2, 2008. Shanghai's rapidly changing culture inspires more then just personal style

Sand Sculpting with Sandi

Sand Sculpting with Sandi

10 feet tall and 15 tons of sand! Watch as sand sculpture artist, Sandi 'Castle' Stirling, shapes a sand pile into a stunning Egyptian inspired work of art. This outdoor installation marked the beginning of ROMkids weekends at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto in 2008.