Monthly Archive: December Prog
Maya-inspired activities take over the ROM from March 10 to 18
Students are counting down the minutes, anxiously awaiting the start of March Break…and quite frankly, so are we!
We know that this time of year can be stressful for parents, so we’ve put together some suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to the ROM this March Break (March 10 – 18).
6 March Break at the ROM Tips
It was another full house in Samuel Hall/Currelly Gallery on the Wednesday evening March 7 as the ROM History Wars debate centred on the place of French language, culture and people in Canadian society and governance. As the format allows a straw poll of hands up in the air, the measure of the audience was taken at the beginning of the debate and after to see if our speakers had moved anyone on their views of a bilingual Canada. The results of both votes showed a significant number of people who were and remained undecided. Not surprising when considering such a complex issue.
Yesterday, we introduced you to, Dr. ROMulous, the host of the ROM’s March Break activitity, The Game Show at the End of the World. Not to leave you in the dark, we are pleased to give you the back story on our superhero of science and history!
Dr. ROMulous was born in the back seat of his parent’s broken down lollipop orange Volkswagen.
Having laid awake for nights on end, the fabulous Dr. ROMulous and the ROM team have devised a new game show for March Break at the ROM (March 10 – 18). Inspired by Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World and Dr. ROMulous’s recent trip to Palenque, Mexico, The Game Show at the End of the World is a contest that will challenge your wits and tickle your funny bone!
The Rastafari movement or Rasta as some call it, is a religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari. Rastafari is not a highly organized religion; it is more of a movement and an ideology. Many Rastas say that it is not a “religion” at all, but a “Way of Life”.
Following up on our last blog – not all chocolate is the bitter kind born of child labour and greedy corporations. ChocoSol Traders is a small, ecological and inter-community initiative between farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, sustainable technologists based out of Oaxaca City, Mexico and horizontal traders and chocolatiers in Toronto.
Dr. Helen R. Haines has discovered many things in her years of digging, measuring and mapping the remnants of the ancient Maya culture. However, it would be a mistake to assume that what she uncovers relates only to peoples of the distant past. Sometimes, what we learn about them reveals equally as much about us.
Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager
Last Friday, a keen and curious crowd of 75 people attended the ROM’s monthly Connecting: Mix Mingle Think event for a talk by the Museum’s ancient world expert Gayle Gibson called The Long Goodbye: Apocalypse 2012?
Six facts you may not know about the Apocalypse:
1. Apocalypse is a Greek term that means “lifting the veil.” The usual English term, “Revelation,” comes from Latin.