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Installing Pompeii

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 17:16 , by Kay Sunahara
Exhibit cases waiting for artifact install - Pompeii at the ROM

A view of behind-the-scenes preparations for a major museum exhibit on the ancient Roman city buried by a volcano in 79 AD

Exhibit in the Making: Pompeii in the Shadow of the Volcano

Posted: June 8, 2015 - 13:36 , by Kay Sunahara
Lead curator Paul Denis in the finished Pompeii exhibit

Behind-the-scenes highlights from a year of exhibit planning at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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.

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).

BioBlitz Bits - A Tale of Two Bugs

Posted: June 4, 2015 - 21:14 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM scientist Antonia Guidotti lifts a jar up to a white sheet lit by a blacklight to collect insects attracted to the sheet during the 2012 Ontario Bioblitz

Blog by ROM Entomology Technician Antonia Guidotti

This is the third installment of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events

BioBlitz Bits - Fungi Findings

Posted: May 29, 2015 - 20:27 , by Stacey Kerr
ROM scientist Jean-Marc Moncalvo gestures to a young boy to explain something about fungi during a guided bioblitz hike through the forest during the 2014 Ontario BioBlitz

Blog by ROM Senior Curator of Mycology, Jean-Marc Moncalvo

This is the second installment of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events

'Globes Celestial and Terrestrial': the Science of Star-gazing

Posted: May 28, 2015 - 14:59 , by Sarah Schell
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The study of celestial bodies is one of the oldest sciences. Meticulous observations of the night sky were made by many early civilizations who used the information for various purposes, including determining the right time for planting, harvesting, ceremonial events and tides. 

Artist Annu Matthew takes Family Photos at ROM

Posted: May 25, 2015 - 16:16 , by Deepali Dewan
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On Saturday May 23, 2015, during ROM Big Weekend: Global Family and in conjunction with the exhibition “Generations,” artist-photographer Annu Matthew set up studio in the ROM galleries to take complimentary family photographs of ROM visitors. After a steady stream of interested parties that lasted all day, a total of 53 families were able to take advantage of the opportunity! Each received a free print, which was selected, edited and printed on the spot, and a digital file was emailed to them.

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 25, 2015

Posted: May 25, 2015 - 12:42 , by Ryan Dodge
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I am so excited to share with you all of the beautiful events and galleries happening at the ROM this week.  There is so much for everyone to enjoy.  From dinosaurs to all the fish in the sea, you won’t want to miss the amazing adventures to come from a visit to the Museum.

BioBlitz Bits - Night of the Newts and Salamanders

Posted: May 22, 2015 - 21:57 , by Stacey Kerr
A forest scene at night lit only by headlamps from the ontario bioblitz teams as they survey in the dark

Blog by ROM Herpetology Technician Amy Lathrop

This is the first of our "BioBlitz Bits" Series - ROM scientists share their favourite stories from past Ontario BioBlitz events