April 2012

Monthly Archive: April 2012

A Historic Defense of Toronto’s Morals

Posted: April 30, 2012 - 09:02 , by admin
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Submitted by Virginia Van Vliet, Volunteer with ROM Walks

How could this building – the Spadina Gardens Apartments – ruin the morals of Toronto?

A view of a traditional historic apartment building in Toronto.

Spring has Sprung at the ROM!

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 14:17 , by Janet Carding

Spring has sprung at the ROM, and as the season suggests, there are plenty of new things popping up around the Museum.

Dinosaur Weekend is finally here!

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 10:20 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I feel like my whole life has been leading up to THIS moment.

Left: Kiron running away from the T-rex posed in the background.  Right: Inside the storage room, Kiron holds two large sharp fossilized teeth.

An Interview with Plasticine Artist Barbara Reid

Posted: April 19, 2012 - 11:43 , by Patti McCabe
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Sunday April 22 is Earth Day, but we’re celebrating Mother Earth all weekend! We’re super excited to welcome Barbara Reid, the popular children’s author and plasticine artist extraordinaire, as a special guest this weekend. She is leading workshops for kids, teaching families how to make their own plasticine art (Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 2 pm). She will also be signing her new book Picture a Tree and you can see a display of some of Ms.

Earth Weekend at the ROM

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 12:27 , by Sarah Elliott

Earth Weekend is coming fast, and we couldn’t be more excited!  The interactive workshop with Barbara Reid will be amazing, but the Hands-on team from the Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity is also preparing many more fun and interactive events for the second floor.

The CWF Get to Know Contest

Canada’s Oceans and YOU: The Event (Part II)

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 11:30 , by Dave Ireland

Five months of planning, three partners, one event.

Expectations were high for the WWF-Canada and ROM exhibit, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, at the 2012 Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, April 13-15. “Canada’s Oceans and You” did not disappoint.

Title wall at Green Living Show.

Archaeology Weekend Recap

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 10:24 , by admin

Submitted by Chen Shen, Vice President, Would Cultures

A busy gallery filled with guests and archaeologists!

Here we have UofT graduate students explaining artefacts from the Aegean, behind them more students showing Onario artefacts, and behind them quipu-making with Dr. Justin Jennings!

Monday’s Massive Migration

Posted: April 17, 2012 - 14:10 , by Antonia Guidotti
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For some more info on the butterfly migration see Antonia’s blog plost from May 4, 2012.

The Trees of the ROM

Posted: April 17, 2012 - 14:06 , by Sarah Elliott

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing “Embraceable You” in spats.
~Woody Allen

Here in the Hands-on Galleries, we care greatly about our trees, which is why we’re so excited about the Earth Weekend events coming up on April 21 and 22nd! In the spirit of the weekend, the ROM Hands-On team thought we’d share our favourite facts about some of the most interesting trees in the ROM’s collections:

Meet an Archaeologist: Dan Rahimi

Posted: April 13, 2012 - 08:02 , by Robert Mason
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In celebration of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15, we have interviewed a few ROM archaeologists. Dan Rahimi works in the Middle East studying the period around the beginnings of settled societies around 10 to 5 thousand years ago, he is also the ROM’s Vice President of Gallery Development.