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Museum Monday with Melissa - April 27, 2015

Posted: April 27, 2015 - 12:02 , by admin
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With May just a few days away and warmer weather upon us, you can count on an innovative and creative week at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

ROM Speaks : The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, And An Epic Journey

Museum Monday with Melissa - April 20, 2015

Posted: April 20, 2015 - 16:31 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Friday Night Live, more commonly known as #FNLROM sign up has BEGUN ! For all of the young professionals looking to rub shoulders with the cultured people of the city, there really is no better place to be on a Friday night.

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Beayni

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Rebecca at the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries

How can a museum volunteer change the way we view the world? This National Volunteer Week, we invite you to meet Rebecca Beayni, a volunteer in the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries, who was recognized for her contribution to the museum at the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

"Of Angling, and the Art thereof": Fish Tails and Fish Tales

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 13:55 , by Sarah Schell
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“Of Angling, and the Art thereof I sing,

What kinde of Tooles it doth behoue to haue;

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Hatton

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Helen Hatton with wooden dinosaurs in Mexico

After one of her shifts at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, ROM volunteer Helen Hatton said to her husband, “Honey, do you want to hear about the sex life of hissing cockroaches?” Her husband, whom Helen describes as “a delightful retired geek,” calmly replied, “Let’s have a drink first.”

He later observed that Helen and her colleagues at the ROM were all “a bit around the bend.” “He’s right,” Helen admits. “And that’s what I love!”

Museum Monday with Melissa - April 13, 2015

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 11:15 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

This coming week will be more focused on workshops and learning in creative ways. 

National Volunteer Week | Volunteers cataloguing backyard biodiversity

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
A young participant holds up a spotted salamander in their hands for closer inspection. Photo by Tallie Garey.

Volunteers at the Royal Ontario Museum are an integral element throughout our galleries and supporting a wide variety of our public programs throughout the year, including holiday programming, ROMKids camps, Sleepovers, and more!

But this National Volunteer Week, we also want to recognize, and sincerely thank, the host of volunteers who come from all across Ontario to support a major community program of which the ROM is an important partner: the Ontario Bioblitz.

National Volunteer Week: Thank You, ROM Volunteers!

Posted: April 12, 2015 - 10:00 , by Mark Engstrom

This week marks National Volunteer Week, an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions that volunteers make each day in Canada and around the globe. Volunteer Canada says volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effects have both a direct impact and far-reaching ripples that improve our communities. At the ROM, we are proud to celebrate the incredible volunteers who help the Museum build community, nurture discovery, and create a superb experience for our visitors.

When Friends come to visit...

Posted: April 9, 2015 - 11:25 , by David Rudkin
The friends of Palaeontology visit the collections with curator, Jean-Bernard Caron.

The ROM’s Centre of Discovery - Fossils & Evolution is most fortunate to have an enthusiastic circle of dedicated Member supporters in the Friends of Palaeontology. Friends work closely with staff in the Palaeontology section to help develop and deliver popular public programs, including Identification Clinics, Family Weekends, March Break and Friday Night Live activities, and ROM Walks.

Collections Matter

Posted: April 2, 2015 - 18:30 , by Nicole Richards
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A drawer filled with Ivory Gulls

A growing discussion about the health of Canada’s Arctic stems from the information hidden within the feathers of 80 Ivory Gulls safely stored in museum drawers around North America.