Monthly Archive: December rese
The 'Goddess' and the Museum: "What's in a name?"
In this third instalment of work on the ROM archives find out why the Ivory 'Minoan' Goddess has held such a lasting fascination.
The Caribou I Haven’t Seen
Leslie Bol, a wildlife biologist, speaks about her experience while doing an aerial caribou survey in Nunavut.
The 'Goddess' and the Museum: Museum Attitudes
In this second instalment of my work on the archives I pick up the story of the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess, looking at her fluctuating reputation within the museum itself.
The 'Goddess' and the Museum: The Early Years
Join me in delving into the archives to uncover the story of this iconic object.....
New Research from the Burgess Shale: Thorny worms that swarmed in the Cambrian seas
Hallucigenia sparsa is no ordinary animal. This poster child of the Burgess Shale biota is the ultimate weirdo!
The Blueprint of Life - DNA & YOU
Christine Black, a volunteer in the ROM's DNA lab shares her experience and encourages you to join her at this months Curators Corner DNA & YOU!
Purple Wartybacks, Pink Heelsplitters, and Rayed Beans—Oh my!
Freshwater mussels may have funny names, but the extinction risk faced by many species is no joke...
Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain
What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.
Cloth hunting in Tanzania
In the 19th century, cloth was big business in East Africa. From present-day Somalia down to Mozambique, the whole eastern half of the continent was experiencing an economic boom as it exported elephant ivory, slaves, aromatics and spices to Asia, Europe, and North America. With their newfound wealth, East African consumers largely sought to acquire foreign cloth and beads.
Ontario Road Ecology Group - Protecting biodiversity from the threat of roads
Authored by Mandy Karch.
The Ontario Road Ecology Group (OREG) has been working to protect biodiversity from the threats of roads through research, policy and stewardship initiatives with our partners. The Heart Lake Road in Brampton cuts through protected wetland complexes, and OREG has been there to help.