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Join us at the #VikingsTO Media Preview!

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 07:56 , by Ryan Dodge
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A Viking Ship in Toronto Harbour

Know your way around Instragram? Snap star? YouTube creator? We would love for you to join us at the Vikings: The Exhibition media preview! 

Fill out the form below before 12pm EST on October 6th for your chance to attend. We'll choose 10 lucky applicants, so apply early. You must be able to make it to Toronto on the morning of November 1st to attend the media preview. Good Luck!

 

#ThrowbackThursday: Nearly Finished

Posted: September 14, 2017 - 10:10 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

#ThrowbackThursday: Getting Creative

Posted: September 7, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

CANADA 150 - Ontario - Clay

Posted: September 6, 2017 - 11:57 , by Heather Read
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Detail of ceramic vessels on shelf

The Natural World in South Asian Painting

Posted: September 5, 2017 - 11:58 , by Deepali Dewan
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Painting of figures standing in a green landscape

These works are on view in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery. 

True Blue Detectives

Posted: September 4, 2017 - 12:22 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM technician Oliver Haddrath extracting a DNA sample from blue whale tissue. Photo by Connor McDowell

Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Connor McDowell

The Royal Ontario Museum has marked yet another first for science with the Blue Whale Project. This achievement could hold keys to the conservation of this majestic, endangered mammal – not to mention a deeper understanding of the unique evolutionary history of the largest living animal on Earth. The beginning of this story starts two thousand kilometers away, on the shores of Newfoundland, Canada with something so small that you can't see it with the naked eye.

#ThrowbackThursday: Cotton Ceiling

Posted: August 31, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

Hippos and Whales: Unlikely Cousins

Posted: August 24, 2017 - 13:32 , by Stacey Kerr
Whales and hippos share a common ancestor. Photo by: http://www.statedclearly.com/

Guest blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Natasha Hirt

What do hippos and whales have in common? A tonne. It may seem surprising that hippos are the closest living relative to whales. At the ROM's Blue Whale Exhibition, visitors can explore what whales and other marine mammals looked like over 50 million years ago. 

CANADA 150 - Ontario - Blue Mountain Pottery

Posted: August 24, 2017 - 12:06 , by Heather Read
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model of geese in flight

#ThrowbackThursday: More Padding in Front

Posted: August 24, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.