July 2013

Monthly Archive: July 2013

New Research from the Burgess Shale: Thorny worms that swarmed in the Cambrian seas

Posted: July 31, 2013 - 10:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Fossilized Hallucigenia sparsa.

Hallucigenia sparsa is no ordinary animal. This poster child of the Burgess Shale biota is the ultimate weirdo!

Behind the Scenes: What the ROM is Doing this Afternoon

Posted: July 25, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Woman standing in Museum.

Deidra Leowinata, an EVC student explores behind the scenes and introduces you to the many faces of the ROM.

ROM Conservation Labs: Behind the Scenes

Posted: July 25, 2013 - 14:43 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Paper Conservation lab

Here is a Storify of the annual ROM Conservation staff open house.

The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 15:00 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!

New Acquisition: Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 12:00 , by Ryan Dodge
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Inside the shipping room, inspecting a wooden crate

Last week the museum acquired a Late Triassic Araucarian Conifer.

Mummies, mummies, mummies!

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 14:00 , by Rae Ostman
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Detail of mummy Djedmaatesankh in ROM's collection

Even if you  missed Ancient Egypt Weekend 2013, you can continue the fun at home or on a future visit to the ROM.

Let there be Light

Posted: July 17, 2013 - 11:58 , by Brian Boyle
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Image showing all of the detail.

Textiles from the collection are frequent visitors to the photo studio. They come in all forms:big or small, mounted or flat, modern or ancient, fragrements or complete costumes - you get the picture. Anything from our vast textile collection could be brought to the studio for photography. The reasons for photography range from publication to advertising to research display. 

Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 17:18 , by Jacqueline Waters
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Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...

 

Meteorites

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 15:14 , by Brian Boyle
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Thin section of a meteorite

As the ROM's photographer, I get to see and handle some really neat things.

The Museum Makers Mural!

Posted: July 14, 2013 - 22:14 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Hi, we are the Museum Makers from Session 1 of Summer Club 2013! We made this extraordinary mural for the Royal Ontario Museum....