October 2015

Monthly Archive: October 2015

Mexico’s Day of the Dead at the ROM

Posted: October 23, 2015 - 12:24 , by ROM
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Photo of two women standing against a colourful mural

Chloe Sayer, guest curator of ¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture and ROM Research Associate, is back in Toronto for the ROM’s celebration of Day of the Dead on October 30, one of Mexico’s most important annual festivals.

The Sweet Life

Posted: October 23, 2015 - 12:10 , by ROM
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David Rocco


Celebrity Chef David Rocco shares what makes the ROM special to him... 


Q: You travel a lot for your work. Do you get a chance to visit the ROM often?  


Posted: October 19, 2015 - 15:37 , by royal
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RIVERDALE: EAST OF THE DON - How did it begin? Who were some of its celebrities?

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11am

Place: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre

FREE with ROM admission

ROM Halloween Costume Guide

Posted: October 16, 2015 - 10:55 , by ROM
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BioBlitz Bits: Liking Lichen

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 14:10 , by ROM
A type of shield lichen demonstrates the beautiful patterns of these complex organisms. Photo by Austin Miller

Guest Blog written by 2015 Environmental Visual Communication student Austin Miller and Lichenologist Dr. Troy McMullin of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO)

Ever wondered what a lichen is? The story that is coming to light about the species diversity in and around Toronto for this unique group of organisms may surprise you.

Major League Museum

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 14:08 , by ROM
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Photo courtesy of Chuck Kochman 2014.

In Conversation with the Hon. Jean Augustine about “Exploring Black Feminine Identity” at the ROM

Posted: October 13, 2015 - 17:04 , by ROM
The Honourable Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner. Source: FairnessCommission.ca

This Sunday, October 18 at 12:30 pm, join a panel of leading Canadian cultural critics as they explore the historical and contemporary constraints that can and have shaped Black female identity in Canada. This event is an opportunity to engage in conversations with leading experts to rethink critically the way history is told and understood not only in the media, but also in the museum itself.

The ROM's Very Own Batman Returns

Posted: October 13, 2015 - 14:00 , by ROM
The ROM’s very own ‘Batman’, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy, Dr. Burton Lim with "bat wings" outlined with light in a long exposure photo. Credit: Vincent Luk

ROM Biodiversity (@ROMBiodiversity) was in the fields and forests of Sri Lanka for an intense four weeks between Aug 23 - Sept 19, 2015, completing the first comprehensive survey of bats and other small mammals that live on the island in close to 80 years. 

The Ongoing Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

Posted: October 7, 2015 - 20:41 , by ROM
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A photo of massive ice bergs on the ocean in front of a stormy sky. Photo by Jeff Dickie

Guest Blog written by 2015 Environmental Visual Communication student Jeff Dickie

With an excavation recently completed this summer, the mystery of the Franklin Expedition continues... still elusive in her watery grave, what secrets will HMS Erebus finally give up about her ill-fated mission?

Museum Monday with Melissa - October 6

Posted: October 5, 2015 - 12:24 , by ROM
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend.  With FNLROM starting off the season and Nuit Blanche !

One of the exciting upcoming events is Masters of Dreams: The French and Swiss Jewellers.  It is taking place  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from  7:00pm - 9:30pm.