Monthly Archive: June 2015
Bug Hunting with Bed Sheets
The restudy of the iconic Hallucigenia animal from Burgess Shale
New research published today in the journal Nature describes a newly-discovered 'ring of teeth' in an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago.
ROM Style: Asian Inspired
Visit the ROM Boutique and bring home the treasures of a well-travelled collector.
Museum Monday with Melissa - June 22, 2015
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far! Yesterday was the first day - and the longest day of the year. Time to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. What a perfect time for the Museum to have so much to offer. Whether going with friends, family or a first date, there is something for everyone this week at the ROM.
Tsuu T'ina Jr. Sr. High visits the ROM
It came as a surprise yesterday when Marie Menard wrote that she had brought her grade nine class from Tsuu T'ina Jr. Sr. High School all the way to Toronto and would like me to meet with them at the ROM the next day. Today I had the pleasure of meeting these warm and well-mannered students.
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano Opens with a Bang
If you happened to go by the ROM at night last week, you might notice that we were looking quite....volcanic. Over the week, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was the canvas for an outdoor activation that featured an animated Mt Vesuvius. The volcano got more and more active, culminating in an explosive show on Friday night for the opening of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano. See it at the ROM until January 3.
Fashion Follows Winning Form
The ROM’s Fashion Follows Form exhibition, which was featured in ROM magazine in the Summer 2014 issue, has won The Richard Martin Exhibition Award, an annual award given by the Costume Society of America.
How accurate are the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?
Cineplex speaks to the ROM's own Dr. David Evans, Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology, to find out.
BioBlitz Bits - Elusive At-Risk Birds
Blog by ROM Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology Kevin Seymour
This is the fourth installment of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events
Museum Monday with Melissa - June 8, 2015
Start this week off with something adventurous. TWO #ROMspeak events this week, #FNLROM is a Toga party, and celebrate Italian music and food.