Monthly Archive: December Coll

A Family's Gift Inspired by a Mother's Dedication

Posted: September 8, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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A wooden chair with a black and white pattern cushion

For the past 40 years, the ROM has been Barbara Chisholm’s main volunteer endeavour. She has guided thousands of visitors through the Museum, sharing her love of decorative arts and European history with the public, a delight to all those with the good fortune to experience her lively and engaging storytelling.

New Acquisitions: Screening Process

Posted: July 26, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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A woman measuring an ancient Japanese print

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.

Family Camera: Mystery Missionary

Posted: April 14, 2016 - 16:38 , by Deepali Dewan
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If family albums are understood as social artifacts, rather than simply images, perhaps their vulnerability towards dehistoricization and aestheticization can be overcome. Written by Aliya Mazari.

Weapon Wednesday: Chakram from India

Posted: September 24, 2014 - 12:38 , by Deepali Dewan

Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Friends of South Asia co-Chair, and Summer 2014 ROM curatorial intern.

Chakram or battle-quoit, made of wrought steel, India, 19th century, ROM 910.42.52