Monthly Archive: December Exhi

Tattoos: 7 Common Styles

Posted: July 21, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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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. 

1. Japanese  

Tattoo of a Japanese styled dragon on an arm

Often derived from watercolour inspired artwork, as well as word and phrase tattoos.

Chihuly Around the World

Posted: July 18, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Three men in a glass-blowing workshop

Chihuly’s permanent installations appear all over the world. 

Interview with Dale Chihuly

Posted: July 14, 2016 - 08:09 , by ROM
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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…

Tattoos: Borneo

Posted: May 13, 2016 - 09:20 , by royal
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Black and white photograph of an older man with tattoos on his neck and shoulders

Guest blog by Chris Darling, Senior Curator of Entomology.

WPY - The Proof is in the Picture

Posted: November 20, 2015 - 14:10 , by ROM
“Tundra Buggy and Sun Dog” Don Gutoski’s snowy view on a photography adventure in Cape Churchill, Manitoba.

Guest Blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Kendra Marjerrison

For some wildlife photographers, a kill shot is the ultimate goal. It creates compelling photographs that highlight moments people don’t often get to see. For others, it’s a difficult scene to witness from behind the lens. Don, the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, had no idea that the predatory behaviour captured in the photograph he took on the last day of his northern adventure would be more than just an interesting shot. It’s a powerful story about what can happen when the Earth becomes warmer and two competing predators, the red fox and the Arctic fox, are driven to cross paths...


Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano Opens with a Bang

Posted: June 16, 2015 - 08:09 , by royal
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Volcano Projection on the Royal Ontario Museum

If you happened to go by the ROM at night last week, you might notice that we were looking quite....volcanic. Over the week, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was the canvas for an outdoor activation that featured an animated Mt Vesuvius.  The volcano got more and more active, culminating in an explosive show on Friday night for the opening of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.  See it at the ROM until January 3.

Fashion Follows Winning Form

Posted: June 15, 2015 - 15:13 , by royal
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Entrance view of the exhibition Fashion Follows Form

The ROM’s Fashion Follows Form exhibition, which was featured in ROM magazine in the Summer 2014 issue, has won The Richard Martin Exhibition Award, an annual award given by the Costume Society of America.   

Pompeii Saga: Last Day

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 14:14 , by ROM
Antique colour illustration (c. 1866) of Mount Vesuvious erupting

The horrors of the Mount Vesuvius eruption were buried under volcanic ash. Thankfully one scholarly young man wrote the story of his own survival.

By: Douglas Thomson