June 2019

Monthly Archive: June 2019

Safavid Tile Project IV: The Artist behind the Arches

Posted: June 24, 2019 - 12:10 , by ROM
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Dragon Hunt, displayed in Wirth Gallery of the Middle East. Tile Arch, cuerda seca, Isfahan, Iran, c. 1685. Royal Ontario Museum

Some of the most noticeable objects in the ROM's Wirth Gallery of The Middle East are two friezes of tiles that would have been in the spandrels of arches. These were made in Iran in the last third of the 17th century under the Safavid dynasty, probably for a palatial building in Isfahan. The ROM also has parts of other spandrel friezes, and also some stray tiles that belong to yet other friezes. In order to understand these objects more fully, ROM staff have been undertaking research on the tiles.

From Meteorites to Slime- A Look at the ROMForYou “Space Day” at The Hospital For Sick Children

Posted: June 3, 2019 - 12:39 , by royal
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(written by Min Wong, member of ROMForYou, Friends of Earth and Space, Friends of Paleontology)