May 2015

Monthly Archive: May 2015

BioBlitz Bits - Fungi Findings

Posted: May 29, 2015 - 20:27 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM scientist Jean-Marc Moncalvo gestures to a young boy to explain something about fungi during a guided bioblitz hike through the forest during the 2014 Ontario BioBlitz

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

'Globes Celestial and Terrestrial': the Science of Star-gazing

Posted: May 28, 2015 - 14:59 , by Sarah Schell
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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. 

Artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew takes Family Photos at ROM

Posted: May 25, 2015 - 16:16 , by Deepali Dewan
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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.

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 25, 2015

Posted: May 25, 2015 - 12:42 , by Ryan Dodge
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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.

BioBlitz Bits - Night of the Newts and Salamanders

Posted: May 22, 2015 - 21:57 , by Stacey Kerr
A forest scene at night lit only by headlamps from the ontario bioblitz teams as they survey in the dark

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


Bublcam visits the ROM

Posted: May 19, 2015 - 10:20 , by Ryan Dodge
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The Bublcam captures spherical photos and videos of the ROM galleries

We've been working with Bubl Technology over the winter/spring to test the technology in the Museum

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 18, 2015

Posted: May 18, 2015 - 10:15 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

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.

Site Visit to the Schooner under Downtown Toronto

Posted: May 15, 2015 - 11:34 , by April Hawkins
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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.

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 11, 2015

Posted: May 11, 2015 - 13:22 , by Ryan Dodge
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Museum Monday with Melissa

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 Won!

Posted: May 6, 2015 - 15:34 , by Cheryl Fraser
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Group photo with the Muse Award.

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.