World Art & Culture

Monthly Archive: December Worl

How Install an Ancient Roman Bronze Statue in 10 Not-so Easy Steps

Posted: June 5, 2015 - 09:53 , by Kay Sunahara
A crowd of ROM staff and media gather for the installation

We are in the midst of installation for our Pompeii, In the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit, opening June 13, 2015. Here's a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes on the exhibition floor today (June 4th).

Sasha Priewe: Ancient Cultures, World Art, Textiles and Fashions

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 12:37 , by Sarah Horsfall
Sascha Priewe, managing director of Ancient Cultures, World Art and Culture, and Textiles and Fashions

The ROM's Sascha Priewe is a guy with a lot on the go

By: Sheeza Sarfraz

Sascha Priewe

Managing Director
ROM Ancient Cultures, ROM World Art and Culture, ROM Textiles and Fashions 

Academic Positions

2009 – 2015
Chinese and Korean Collections, The British Museum

Visiting Curator
Shanghai Museum 

2008 – 2009  
Contributing Curator
The British Museum


Nail Art: Then and Now

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 11:29 , by Amanda Girgis
Empress Dowager Cixi, Image by Jung Chang

Women have grown, groomed and decorated their fingernails for over 5000 years – From the women of Ancient Egypt to the nail salon industry that flourished during the 80s and 90s, nail trends have had authority over beauty regimes across regions and eras. By the late 20th century manicured fingernails would become a sign of the leisure class among many different cultures.  Grooming your fingernails parallels the act of using cosmetics, it exhibits self-expression and character.

Weapon Wednesday

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 08:30 , by Robert Mason
Sword of Babylonian King Marduk-shapik-zeri, 1081-1069 BC

Weapons are one of the most politically-incorrect subjects there are, associated with brutality and violence. But they are also important, and have often defined the cultures that made them....

ROM Research Colloquium: Dr. Peter Kaellgren

Posted: January 21, 2013 - 09:06 , by Ryan Dodge
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Dr. Peter Kaellgren on a recent trip to the Louvre

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.