Monthly Archive: July 2016
The Tattoo Hunter
Guest blog by Doug Wallace
Anthropologist Lars Krutak has documented the tattoo traditions of Indigenous people all over the world, from the Amazon to the high Arctic.
New Acquisitions: Screening Process
Ever wonder what the process is whenever the ROM gets a new acquisitions? Well wonder no more! Here is the general process of how the ROM screens new acquisitions.
Profile: Canada's First Lady of Literature
Eleanor Wachtel is a Canadian writer and broadcaster, and host of the CBC Radio’s popular literary show Writers & Company. Over the 26 years Wachtel has been hosting her show, she has interviewed some of the most compelling figures in Canadian literature, including Saul Bellow, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, and Mordecai Richler. Wachtel is renowned for turning the traditional interview into an in-depth portrait of her subject.
Tattoos: 7 Common Styles
The Tattoos exhibition features many different kinds of tattoos both historical and contemporary. There are seven basic contemporary tattoo styles listed below. Let us know in the comments if you have ink that fit in one of these styles.
Often derived from watercolour inspired artwork, as well as word and phrase tattoos.
Exhibit A: Light of the Desert Cerussite Gem
At 900 carats, this magnificent gemstone is the world's largest faceted specimen of the mineral cerussite.
Chihuly Around the World
Chihuly’s permanent installations appear all over the world.
The Bog Copper story and the power of citizen science
Interview with Dale Chihuly
We recently had a chance to meet the artist as he prepared for his ROM exhibition and ask him a few questions about his spectacular work…
Yukon BioBlitz: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun
Blog by Stacey Lee Kerr, Biodiversity Storyteller / Creative Producer for the ROM's Centre for Biodiversity
The idea of what “midnight sun” really means is rather obscure to the uninitiated traveller. It doesn’t strike home until you’ve been sitting at a picnic table with some entomologists while they pin bees and flies without anything more than the ambient light, and you realize it’s almost midnight when it looks and feels more like 8pm...
What's the Buzz on Bees?
Antonia Guidotti, is an Entomology Technician at the ROM.