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Rare Chinese Chicken Cup Auctioned for $36 million

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 16:58 , by admin
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Image of rooster depicted on the porcelain cup.

One of the world’s rare Chinese Chicken Cups fetched a record $36 million (USD) at an auction on Tuesday by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, making it one of the most expensive Chinese cultural relics ever auctioned. The Cup auctioned is part of a set of original Chenghua Chicken Cups which survive from the Forbidden City. Another of the original and very rare Chicken Cups is now on display inside The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors exhibition presented by the H.N.

The ROM’s Chinese New Year

Posted: January 24, 2014 - 17:05 , by admin
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Here’s to the Year of the Horse… and to a very Chinese New Year at the ROM. 

Introducing Acheroraptor temertyorum

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 14:59 , by admin
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Illustrations of dinosaurs in landscape.

ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!

Decked Out for the Holidays

Posted: November 28, 2013 - 15:10 , by admin
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Picture of the "Winter Tree" at night.

The Bloor-Yorkville BIA's Holiday Magic sets a festive mood for visitors with thousands of LED light-displays throughout the Bloor-Yorkville area during the season. Their beautiful 'Winter tree' is located outside of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this year, standing nearly 7 metres tall on its base and  made up of 5000 energy efficient, LED lights, which glow and brighten the long, darks days of winter.

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Korea Reception

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 16:51 , by admin
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On Friday, April 26th, the Royal Ontario Museum officially opened our newly renovated Gallery of Korea at a special reception.

ROM Research: Permian trackways from P.E.I.

Posted: November 27, 2012 - 16:27 , by admin
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Illustration of skull.

The largest Ichniotherium footprints ever found!

 

Imaging Longevity

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 09:08 , by admin
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By Ka Bo Tsang,  Assistant Curator, Chinese Paintings & Textiles

This large painting done in a hanging-scroll format is from a royal hand, that of Cixi, the Empress Dowager (1835-1908). Directly or indirectly, this most powerful woman in China in the latter half of the 19th century was in full control of the Qing empire until the very end of her life.

Life in the ROM DNA Lab

Posted: October 3, 2012 - 12:30 , by admin
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By Oliver Haddrath, Ornithology Technician

DNA testing over the last 30 years has revolutionized many different fields ranging from health care to law enforcement to the study of human civilization and natural history.  The ROM was quick to adopt techniques such as DNA sequencing and genetic fingerprinting as powerful tools to help study its collections.

ROM Mycologists in the field

Posted: September 24, 2012 - 13:20 , by admin

Posting by Kirstin Bourne

Mushroom season has only just started and already ROM mycologists have been out in the field conducting research and searching for new specimens to add to the museum collection. Last week I got the chance to join Jean-Marc Moncalvo, the ROM’s Senior Curator of Mycology, along with Ph.D. Candidate Santiago Sanchez and Josie Carding, a summer intern in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity for a few days of foraging and camping in Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park.

Gem of the Month: Canadian Diamonds

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 13:00 , by admin
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Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Technician

The discovery of diamonds in the 1990’s marked a beginning for Canada’s first diamond mine, the Ekati Diamond Mine, located in the Northwest Territories.  It also marked the beginning of the, still relatively young, diamond mining industry in Canada.