In conformity with national and international museum standards, it is contrary to the practice of the ROM to offer financial appraisals or evaluations of objects to the general public, to give evaluations, assist in the disposal of private property or to express opinions regarding the merits of appraisal firms. The ROM accepts no legal or other responsibility for any opinion that may be expressed about an object presented to a curator for identification.
Ce printemps, profitez des fins de semaine famille du ROM! En nous inspirant de nos galeries, nous explorerons divers sujets allant de l’Antiquité à l’ère spatiale. Observez de près les trésors de nos réserves, assistez à des spectacles, essayez des démonstrations interactives, bricolez votre propre artéfact, et bien plus!
Compris dans le billet d’entrée
11 h-15 h
Les 13 et 14 avril : L’archéologie
The ROM is an essential destination for understanding the Earth and our Solar System. Meteorites, rocks, precious minerals and gems contribute to one of the finest museum collections on display anywhere. In total, over 4.5 billion years of history are represented at the ROM in almost 3,000 exceptional specimens originating from all over the Earth, from the Moon… and beyond.
March Break is coming and we're ready for you with lots of hands-on fun! Come to the ROM this March Break and give your kids a passport to a whole new world!
Brendt C. Hyde
Mineralogy Research Technician
Tél. : 416-586-5821
B.Sc. (Honours), Planetary Science, University of Western Ontario, 2006
M.Sc., Geology, University of Western Ontario, 2009
Brendt Hyde has worked as a mineralogy research technician at the ROM since 2010. His primary role at the ROM is to keep the analytical equipment in mineralogy up and running, as well as help Kim Tait meet her research goals.
Brendt has had a long time interest in space and decided to do his M.Sc. work researching sulfate minerals similar to those found on the planet Mars. These minerals form when water interacts with rocks and analyzing them gives scientists clues about the properties of the water that was present on Mars. During his studies he developed an appreciation for the instruments used to analyze rocks and minerals. This interest was further strengthened while working at Surface Science Western. Shortly after showing up at the ROM, Brendt was able to help set-up the new analytical laboratory in Mineralogy. With this new equipment and a museum full of things to analyze, he felt right at home.
Brendt continues to have an interest in sulfate minerals and other minerals that form when rocks interact with water. This interest has taken him into the world of meteoritics, where he looks at how extraterrestrial rocks have interacted with water, both here on Earth and elsewhere in the Solar System. Since being introduced to the world of meteorites, he has also begun studying melting processes in the early Solar System. This type of research gives us a better understanding of how asteroids and planets formed.
Bring out the family and see what the ROM has to offer during our Family Fun Weekends this Spring. Using our galleries as inspiration, we’ll explore ideas from the ancient world to the space age. Get up close to museum objects not normally on display, enjoy performances, try your hand at interactive demonstrations, make your own amazing crafts for home and more!
Included with Museum admission.
11 am – 3 pm
April 13-14: Archaeology Weekend
The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.
Type de support : Vidéo
Merveille : la cérusite géante
Ajouté le 7 décembre 2012 à 15 h 52
Le ROM possède la plus grande cérusite taillée du monde, minéral très fragile qu'il est pratiquement impossible de tailler! Apprenez pourquoi cette cérusite, qui se trouve dans la Galerie des pierres précieuses et de l’or des Galeries Teck : Les richesses de la Terre, a été surnommée la Lumière du désert et choisie comme l’une des merveilles du ROM.
Plongez dans une mer vieille de 500 millions d’années