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Good Over Evil: Diwali, Festival of Lights

Posted: November 10, 2015 - 15:30 , by admin
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Illustration of a lantern.

Diwali is celebrated by over one billion Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains (and their friends!) in South Asia and among the South Asian Diaspora; it is an official holiday in: Fiji, Guyana, India, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Suriname, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago!  Popularly and affectionately known as the ‘festival of lights,’ at Diwali it is customary to light diyas--small lamps--before the darkness of night approaches. Brass or other beautiful lamps will be lit inside the home and placed in each room. The outside of the home is lit aglow with humble clay lamps numbering in the dozens if not hundreds to form beautiful and often elaborate patterns.

Museum Monday with Melissa - November 2

Posted: November 2, 2015 - 17:08 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

It was great to see so many new and familiar faces celebrating the Day of the Dead at #FNLROM this past Friday. 

Photo of a dino

There is so much to see and do this week ! 

RIVERDALE: EAST OF THE DON

Posted: October 19, 2015 - 15:37 , by admin
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Friends of the Canadian Collections (FCC) / Amis des Collections Canadiennes (ACC)

Presents

RIVERDALE: EAST OF THE DON - How did it begin? Who were some of its celebrities?

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11am

Place: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre

FREE with ROM admission

Remembering Mr. Francesco Grosso

Posted: September 24, 2015 - 10:28 , by admin
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Many staff, volunteers, and visitors may remember Mr. Francesco Grosso, who was part of ROM life for 45 years as he entertained and captivated young and older audiences at our Queen's Park entrance with his travelling push-cart filled with treasures and treats. Visitors and staff, and more recently their grandchildren, often looked for him and asked after him. We are very sorry to learn of Mr. Grosso's passing last week. 

The restudy of the iconic Hallucigenia animal from Burgess Shale

Posted: June 24, 2015 - 13:00 , by admin
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New research published today in the journal Nature describes a newly-discovered 'ring of teeth' in an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago.  

ROM Style: Asian Inspired

Posted: June 23, 2015 - 08:40 , by admin
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Large and small brass seated Buddha statues.

Visit the ROM Boutique and bring home the treasures of a well-travelled collector.

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

Posted: June 16, 2015 - 08:09 , by admin
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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 admin
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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.   

How accurate are the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?

Posted: June 12, 2015 - 12:04 , by admin
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Cineplex speaks to the ROM's own Dr. David Evans, Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology, to find out. 

Museum Monday with Melissa - June 8, 2015

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 11:05 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Start this week off with something adventurous. TWO #ROMspeak events this week, #FNLROM is a Toga party, and celebrate Italian music and food.