Monthly Archive: May 2015
Blog by ROM Senior Curator of Mycology, Jean-Marc Moncalvo
This is the second installment of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events
The study of celestial bodies is one of the oldest sciences. Meticulous observations of the night sky were made by many early civilizations who used the information for various purposes, including determining the right time for planting, harvesting, ceremonial events and tides.
On May 23, 2015, in conjunction with the exhibition “Generations: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew,” artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew set up studio in the ROM galleries to take complimentary family photographs of ROM visitors.
I am so excited to share with you all of the beautiful events and galleries happening at the ROM this week. There is so much for everyone to enjoy. From dinosaurs to all the fish in the sea, you won’t want to miss the amazing adventures to come from a visit to the Museum.
Blog by ROM Herpetology Technician Amy Lathrop
This is the first of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events
Happy Long Weekend! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather. So much to do this week for anyone and everyone at the Museum. With the summer not too far away there is much to see and do at the Royal Ontario Museum
Something people will enjoy taking part in is the Family Photo Booth. This will be on May 23rd only. Families will receive a free print and digital file when they get their photo taken by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew the Generations. First come first serve.
Last week Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI, @ArchaeologyTO) uncovered a schooner downtown Toronto near the waterfront. In the New World Archaeology lab that I supervise at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, @ROMtoronto) we discussed the details of the story with excited interest as we worked.
With every week, comes some more exciting events and exhibitions to see. Whether digging up dino fossils or learning about meteorites this week is sure to have something amazing for you to enjoy.
We're ecstatic to announce that @ROMtoronto and our social media team has won a MUSE Award for #FNLROM. This award is presented by the American Alliance of Museums to Museums who use digital media to enhance the Museum experience, engage audiences, and celebrates scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness.