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Monthly Archive: December cont

Presenting our Winners of the 2022 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Posted: April 20, 2023 - 14:08 , by Donnel Lao
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Leopard Love @ Yaron Eini

Captivating Images from Winners of the ROM Photographer of the Year Contest

Presenting our Winners of the 2021 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Posted: June 29, 2022 - 15:02 , by Ismael Cifuentes
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The Midnight Prowl © Andrew Budziak

Captivating Images from Winners of the ROM Photographer of the Year Contest

Celebrating Lunar New Year: Oxen in Early China

Posted: February 11, 2021 - 17:00 , by Diana Lu
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February 12, 2021, marks the beginning of the year of the ox牛, the second animal in the Chinese zodiac. While people born in the year of the ox are said to be docile, they are also said to be stubborn. 

Celebrating the Year of the Rat: Chinese Folklore and New Year Prints

Posted: January 21, 2020 - 12:04 , by Diana Lu
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January 25, 2020, marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat 鼠, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese character shu 鼠can refer to both the rat or mouse. In the traditional Chinese calendar, each year bears an animal zodiac symbol. People born in a specific year are thought to have attributes of that year’s animal.

Burial figure of a calendrical rat, China, moulded earthenware, Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD, 24.8 × 6.9 cm

Honouring the Victims

Posted: January 17, 2020 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji‘un

 

The above Arabic phrase is derived from the Qur’an (2:156), the Holy Book of all Muslims, which translates as ‘Indeed, to God we belong and to God we shall return.’ It is commonly recited by Muslims across the world upon hearing news that a person has died.

Department of Art & Culture Internship Program (Graduate and Undergraduate) 2020-21

Posted: January 10, 2020 - 14:26 , by Diana Lu
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Art & Culture Internship Program

Department of Art & Culture OfAfrica Internship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students - Fall & Winter 2019-2020

Posted: September 5, 2019 - 15:42 , by Diana Lu
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Huge cache of fossils from the Burgess Shale reveal a new species of large predator

Posted: August 1, 2019 - 16:12 , by ROM
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Reconstruction illustration of Cambroraster falcatus.

Joe Moysiuk – Phd Student & Vanier Scholar, Royal Ontario Museum & University of Toronto

Safavid Tile Project IV: The Artist behind the Arches

Posted: June 24, 2019 - 12:10 , by ROM
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Dragon Hunt, displayed in Wirth Gallery of the Middle East. Tile Arch, cuerda seca, Isfahan, Iran, c. 1685. Royal Ontario Museum

Some of the most noticeable objects in the ROM's Wirth Gallery of The Middle East are two friezes of tiles that would have been in the spandrels of arches. These were made in Iran in the last third of the 17th century under the Safavid dynasty, probably for a palatial building in Isfahan. The ROM also has parts of other spandrel friezes, and also some stray tiles that belong to yet other friezes. In order to understand these objects more fully, ROM staff have been undertaking research on the tiles.

From Meteorites to Slime- A Look at the ROMForYou “Space Day” at The Hospital For Sick Children

Posted: June 3, 2019 - 12:39 , by royal
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(written by Min Wong, member of ROMForYou, Friends of Earth and Space, Friends of Paleontology)