June 2013

Monthly Archive: June 2013

Mesopotamia: The First Reviews Are In

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 15:24 , by Matthew Church
Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

ur newest feature exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, opened just a few days ago and already, broadcast, digital and print media are buzzing with critical acclaim.

Veni, Vidi, Vici - A Weekend to Remember

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 14:07 , by Kate Cooper

Now that Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend is over the interns reflect on their experiences.....

ROM magazine presents a Mystery Object

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 12:43 , by Maxine Kauter
Detail of mystery object

Did you know that 97% of the Museum’s collection is not on display? While 30,000 objects do currently grace our exhibition halls, they are just the tip of a very large iceberg cloistered away here on Bloor and Queens Park.

Viktor&Rolf Dolls come to the ROM

Posted: June 20, 2013 - 14:07 , by Alexandra Palmer
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Viktor&Rolf with Alexandra Palmer

Appearing at the ROM until the end of June, Viktor&Rolf Dolls. Free admission.

Caring for the ROM's Collections

Posted: June 19, 2013 - 12:51 , by Rae Ostman
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Woman photographing a clay pot, with a cart holding additional pots in the foreground

Year round, ROM staff, interns, and volunteers care for our collections behind the scenes. 

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend V of IV: The Final Story

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 14:50 , by Robert Mason

Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend is over, and I thought I would show you the results of my attempt to create a recreation, re-enactment, or impression of a soldier from Dura-Europos (so this is not really one of the original IV, so to speak, hence it is V of IV). In the group above you can see me on the left, with members of the University of Toronto's Hart House Archery Club, who collectively constitute the ROM's 3rd century Roman army (or ROMan army - it being the ROM, we are posing in front of a dinosaur).

The Making of "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" - by Kati Bruch

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 13:57 , by Brennan Caverhill
White Rhino in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 come visit the "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" to participate in our special Curator's Corner event from 11am to 4pm. Celebrate the 4th birthday of the gallery by playing our "You be the Curator" and "Fact or Fiction" games. Visit Earth Rangers Studio to learn more!

Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain

Posted: June 17, 2013 - 16:32 , by Maxine Kauter
Image of door with text "2B"

What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.

Live @ the ROM - Ancient Greece & Rome Weekend!

Posted: June 15, 2013 - 14:12 , by Kay Sunahara
Ancient Romans come to the ROM for Family Weekend, June 15-16th

Inside and outside the ROM on June 15th and 16th Ancient Greece and Rome Family Weekend is in full swing. Our 3rd floor galleries are full of experts - some in period clothing!  

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend IV of IV: The Tunic

Posted: June 14, 2013 - 10:05 , by Robert Mason

An important part of everyday life in the past, but one with very little impact on the archaeological record, is clothing...