Monthly Archive: December Exhi

Turning Fear Into Fascination

Posted: October 23, 2018 - 15:01 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Claire walks along a floor with projected digital spiders, that crawl away from her as she walks. Image: Claire Foran.

As you enter the Royal Ontario Museum's latest exhibition, you are immediately swarmed by scurrying spiders; hundreds of them, crawling all around you. But you can't touch them- they aren't real.

A Viking's Life

Posted: October 12, 2017 - 13:03 , by ROM
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Graphic showing a Viking ship in Toronto harbour

The term “Viking” is often synonymous with pirate or robber, and evokes violence. But is that a false impression of the people from the north?

Our Future is Deep in the Ocean

Posted: August 15, 2017 - 13:36 , by ROM
蓝鲸展馆的由来。| Entrance to the Blue Whale Exhibition. 照片由吴昊康 | Photo by Shawn Wu

Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Shawn Wu 

Written in Mandarin, this is a story about the Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story exhibition and the powerful role these magnificent creatures play in our oceans.  

Storytelling: Art, Culture, Nature

Posted: November 29, 2016 - 13:35 , by ROM
This year’s overall winner of Wildlife Photographer of Year is Tim Laman and his photo story, “While the forest still stands.” This image from the story is titled “Entwined lives.” It shows an orangutan high in a tree with the rest of the canopy below

Guest blog by Environmental Visual Communication graduate Samantha Stephens

Art, Culture, Nature. They may be separate words, but if we consider them separate disciplines, we are doing a disservice to the potential of human wisdom. Without nature, there is no culture. Without culture, there is no art. EVC grad Samantha Stephens gives us some examples of how these themes intertwine in recent ROM research and exhibits, including the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, open now!

Tattoos: Famously Inked

Posted: September 1, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Tattooing has made a comeback as an emblem of choice and as an expression of one's identity in an ever more globalized world. It has acquired the status of an art form: tattooing has gravitated from the margins to the mainstream. From historical figures to modern celebrities, tattoos have spread throughout the ages. Bet you didn't realize these famous figures had tattoos...

1) Justin Trudeau 

Tattoos: Today

Posted: August 25, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Picture of actor Angelina Jolie in a blue dress showing her tattoos on her neck and shoulder

Although tattooing has deep roots across cultures and has spread globally, across several millennia, the Western perception of tattoos, the tattooist, and the tattooed has had connotations of deviance. 

Tattoos: Arctic

Posted: August 23, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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drawn picture of a woman dressed in fur in a snow hut surrounded by shelves of pots and antlers

How tattoos are viewed in the Arctic communities.

Tattoos: Exploring Tattoo Culture Around the World

Posted: August 18, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Back of man, covered with Tattoos.

Tattoos: Ritual, Identity, Obsession and Art.

Tattoos: Japan

Posted: August 4, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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painted image of a man holding a tree with Japanese characters on the side

Guest blog by Asato Ikeda, Curator (Bishop White Postdoctoral Fellow of Japanese Art).

The Tattoo Hunter

Posted: July 28, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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A man in a green shirt and blue bandana taking a selfie with a Makonde tattoo master

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.