Come and find out what archaeologists do to make their discoveries! Meet archaeologists showing things they’ve dug up and explaining why they are important. Get up close to objects usually hidden in the museum’s vaults. Try your hand at being an archaeologist as you learn some of the skills they use in the field and labs. Then meet people who do “experimental” archaeology by trying to do things the way they were done in the past, and “living history” re-enactors of the Viking era who try to understand the past by living it!
Portraits of the finest quality from the ROM’s Chinese collection displayed in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery from May 18
Du 20 avril 2013 au 12 janvier 2014Aile Hilary et Galen Weston, niveau 3
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The Paul Kane Project
Ajouté le 26 Mars 2013 à 11 h 45
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 University Department of Classics.
Between 1844 and 1848, the iconic Canadian painter Paul Kane spent 37 months travelling in the wilds of northwestern Ontario and ultimately along the fur-trade routes all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back again. He returned with 600 sketches, which formed the basis for the next eight years of creating oil paintings in his Toronto studio. How do these final works compare to his field sketches? Are they accurate representations of what he saw? Is there a story to be told by looking beneath the surface layers of his painted canvases?
The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts from the Cradle of Civilization in the Fertile Crescent, where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet, ancient Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, Classical Greece, Ancient Rome, Byzantium, ancient China Japan, Korea, South Asian and more contemporary eras. In a phrase, the entire sweep of human history.
Senior Preparator, Bob Walsh was asked to give a talk on his specialty, exhibit lighting design, by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.
The first major North American exhibition of Dayal's work opens April 20.