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Monthly Archive: December

Behind-the-scenes with OKCHF researchers and the ROM's Korean collection

Posted: February 2, 2016 - 12:08 , by Gwen Adams
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In the summer of 2015 the ROM’s Department of World Cultures hosted a team of Korean researchers from the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation (OKCHF). In August 2016 the OKCHF project team will be returning to the ROM for the second half of this two part assignment in order to finish photographing and researching the rest of the ROM’s Korean collection. 

Conversations with Theo

Posted: February 1, 2016 - 13:00 , by Ryan Dodge
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Theo stands next to a Triceratops skull in the Royal Ontario Museum's dinosaur gallery

Join ROM member Anne Thériault as she interivews her son about all things ROM!

#MuseumSelfie Day 2016

Posted: January 27, 2016 - 11:45 , by Ryan Dodge
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Painting or twin boys with a selfie stick

Check out the best selfies from #MuseumSelfie day 2016!

Photographer thoughts: A conversation with Mark Peck

Posted: January 26, 2016 - 17:38 , by Stacey Kerr
An adult blue jay rests on a branch in the winter season in Ontario. Photo by Mark Peck

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Fatima Ali

In spite of his “im-peck-able” career as an ornithology technician in the Department of Natural History at the ROM, Mark Peck is also a world traveller and an avid natural history photographer with a special interest in breeding and nesting birds. Fatima interviewed Mark to get his thoughts on what it is that drives his passion for photographing birds and other wildlife.

#EmptyROM 3!

Posted: January 19, 2016 - 14:26 , by Ryan Dodge
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Photo of Roman Portrait Busts on level 3 at the Royal Ontario Museum

Instagram whiz? Join us on Feb. 24th for oue next #EmptyROM tour!

Beneath the Surface: Photographing at the Edge of Imagination

Posted: January 6, 2016 - 17:54 , by Stacey Kerr
“Turtle Flight” is David Doubilet’s finalist photograph in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the ROM.

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Samantha Phillips

In search of guidance from the master of photographing moments himself, EVC student Samantha Phillips called David Doubilet and his partner Jennifer Hayes, renowned photographers whose work can often be found among the pages of National Geographic Magazine to ask them about their work. Their perspective is filled with insights and stories that Sammy was thrilled to share in this guest blog post.

Highlights of 2015

Posted: December 29, 2015 - 10:10 , by Mark Engstrom
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Infographic displaying statistics about the ROM in 2015

Mark Engstrom, ROM Interim Director and CEO, celebrates this year's award-winning exhibitions and research.

The Ofrenda: Stunning Mexican altar on display at the ROM this holiday season

Posted: December 26, 2015 - 10:00 , by Sascha Priewe
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The ofrenda in all its glory with Arturo Estrada Hernández (left) and its creator Sergio Alejandro Hernández Martínez (right) in the ROM’s Roloff Beny Gallery on Level 4.

by Sascha Priewe and Chloë Sayer

Fits like a Space Glove

Posted: December 24, 2015 - 09:39 , by Nadine Adelaar
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Orlan space gloves from Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield's collection.

Canadian Space Agency Chris Hadfield talks to us about the challenges of working with your hands in space.

REX Is Coming to Town

Posted: December 23, 2015 - 10:37 , by Nadine Adelaar
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Photo of Rex Rover, a Martian rover prototype

The ROM is a hotbed of Martian activity – along with our expansive collection of meteorites from Mars (out of only ~100 samples known on earth, we have pieces of 22 of them!), over the holidays we will play host to REX, a Mars rover prototype. REX (short for Robot EXplorer) is one of nine rovers developed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in collaboration with over 40 Canadian companies and universities, for testing lunar and planetary vehicular tools.