Monthly Archive: February 2016
Our NBA All-Star Starting 5
Imagine if Dinosaurs could play in the NBA All-Star game? We did!
Remembering Kiowa Wind McComb
Kiowa was the Indigenous Youth Intern in the ROM Learning Department through the generous support of Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and was an exceptionally promising young man.
Mexican Cartel lands are home to a newly described species: Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise
ROM curator of reptiles and amphibians, Dr. Bob Murphy and a team of international scientists use leading edge genetic techniques and dangerous fieldwork activities to describe a new species of tortoise in Mexico and shine light on the conservation status of other rare and threatened tortoises from the region
Clay sealings from Edfu, Egypt in the Greek & Roman collection
Over a century after they were acquired Ptolemaic artifacts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Greek & Roman collection, get new homes
Valentine's Day at the ROM: Unique Painting of Lovers
Guest blog by Sudharshan Duraiyappah, a scholar and instruction at the University of Toronto and the ROM
A cursory glance at the 17th century Kangra painting featuring Radha and her lover Krishna, who according to Hindu mythology is considered an incarnation of the god Vishnu, might elicit a double take. This miniature painting in the ROM’s collection portrays the fair – skinned Radha in her male lover’s attire and the dark- skinned Krishna wearing his female lover’s garments.
DIY Museum Valentine's Day cards
February 14th is almost here, we've got you covered!
Behind-the-scenes with OKCHF researchers and the ROM's Korean collection
In the summer of 2015 the ROM’s Department of World Cultures hosted a team of Korean researchers from the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation (OKCHF). In August 2016 the OKCHF project team will be returning to the ROM for the second half of this two part assignment in order to finish photographing and researching the rest of the ROM’s Korean collection.
Conversations with Theo
Join ROM member Anne Thériault as she interivews her son about all things ROM!