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The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

For our March Break programming this year I wanted to mark the 50 th  anniversary of the excavation of an incredible ancient Maya site-  Altun Ha, Belize, and introduce a whole new generation to this fascinating find. So I proposed that we build the temple pyramid out of LEGO and ask our visitors

Birds in your Backyard, by guest and ROM Biodiversity friend Jill Cooper

Taken on a trail at Lynde Shores Conservation Area (near Whitby, Ontario), earlier in March 2013, my fiancee and I were incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to not only see, but capture a photograph of a Northern Saw-Whet Owl. Notoriously hard to spot, this tiny owl was resting on a low

The First Brush: Paul Kane and Infrared Photography

The First Brush: Paul Kane and Infrared Photography

A collaboration between the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, and Queen's University, Kingston, this research project has photographed in the infrared spectrum the Paul Kane collection of oil paintings housed at the ROM. Video produced by Michael Fergusson, MA candidate, Queen's

Fashion Crime Stoppers

Fashion Crime Stoppers

On April 10 th a distinguished panel of fashion industry insiders will converge upon the Royal Ontario Museum for a debate on some of fashion’s most controversial issues including megabrands, globalism, fast fashion, the pressures of the fashion industry, the business of fashion and what it means

The ROM Marks World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2013 is an historic day for the Canadian Autism community: for the first time, Canada is officially marking World Autism Awareness Day. Essential to reducing stigma, raising awareness and improving support structures, World Autism Awareness Day also serves as a message to individuals and

Our first Google+ Hangout on Air

Our first Google+ Hangout on Air

Yesterday, we hosted our first Google+ Hangout on Air at Crestwood School here in Toronto. We tagged along with Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy, and Dave Ireland Managing Director of ROM Biodiversity, as they visited the school to talk about bats and to supervise a school program

Pour l’amour du ROM

Je tiens à commémorer ma tante Sophie. Cette femme extraordinaire m’a souvent amenée pour admirer les collections gréco-romaines du ROM. Si mon frère insistait pour voir les dinosaures, je restais assise pendant des heures, occupée à dessiner les sculptures grecques. D’ailleurs, j’ai

GENESIS: Sebastião Salgado

GENESIS: Sebastião Salgado

Première nord-américaine Jusqu’au 2 septembre 2013 Galerie Roloff Beny du Cristal Michael Lee-Chin, niveau 4 et aire centrale du niveau 3 La première nord-américaine de GENESIS, exposition de Sebastião Salgado, photographe de renommée internationale s’intéressant aux enjeux sociaux, aura

Into the Heart of Borneo

Into the Heart of Borneo

by Chris Darling, Senior Curator of Entomology Borneo – few places on this planet are as mysterious and alluring, both to scientists and to the public.  The world’s third largest island, nestled between Southeast Asia and Australia, contains some of the oldest and most diverse tropical