Monthly Archive: March 2015
Meet Miss Martin: Behind the Scenes at the ROM Library & Archives
University of Toronto iSchool Masters candidate Nicole Marcogliese describes her experience in the ROM's Library & Archives working with the Ella N. Martin collection.
Museum Monday with Melissa - March 30, 2015
This coming week will be more focused on workshops and learning in creative ways.
My Favourite Object: A "Tell Minis" Style Lustre-Ware Bowl
Museum Monday with Melissa - March 23, 2015
Starting today is the international event well known as Museum Week. MUSEUM WEEK is a worldwide love of all things curatorial. Museums around the world celebrate this every year. From Egyptian mummies to Roman emperors, you can enjoy some of the best in conversations and curations.
A New Focus for Photography
I have had the pleasure this past week of working with a new camera. This is not just any new camera, but a tool which allows one to rethink how we go about photography. The number of times we have all heard "you should have focused on that thing" or "you forgot to focus!" is frustrating. "It’s a great shot....but it's out of focus".
'The Elements of Armories': A Very Short History of Heraldry
The colourful pennants and shields carried by bold knights and courageous squires are known to us today from illustrated books and films telling stories of Robin Hood, or King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But these bright emblems are more than decoration, and have long historical roots.
Museum Monday with Melissa
The 1st Blog post by our new Guest blogger, Melissa Doyle!
Getting Lost with Galloway
We sat down with CBC’s Matt Galloway to find out exactly what keeps bringing him back to the ROM
Q: Do you visit the museum often?
A: Yes, I have a couple of young kids. We come on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes if there’s a special event, but also sometimes we come just to wander around. It’s a great place to explore—one of the places we go to just spend time in the city. That’s a big thing for our family, to be out and about in Toronto as much as we can.
The Anatomy of a Book: Saving The Naturalist's Library
Books are remarkably durable. Fragments have survived from ancient times, while others have traversed the centuries in near perfect condition. One such example is the St Cuthbert Gospel from the 7th century, the earliest intact European book. But despite the robust structure of the book, the rigours of use and the passage of years cause many fall into disrepair and to require mending.
International Women's Day
In honour of International Women’s Day, the ROM Library and Archives highlights a number of the many women whose work at the ROM made advances in science, art, and museology.