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Monthly Archive: December

International Volunteer Managers Day: Meet Mark Peck

Posted: November 5, 2015 - 10:09 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Mark Peck, Ornithology Technician

Behind every great team of volunteers is a Volunteer Manager who ensures that their team reaches their full potential. In honour of International Volunteer Managers Day this November 5th, the ROM turns the spotlight on some of the staff who activate our many fun and exciting volunteer programs.

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 ! 

Mexico’s Day of the Dead at the ROM

Posted: October 23, 2015 - 12:24 , by Sascha Priewe
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Photo of two women standing against a colourful mural

Chloe Sayer, guest curator of ¡Viva México! Clothing & Culture and ROM Research Associate, is back in Toronto for the ROM’s celebration of Day of the Dead on October 30, one of Mexico’s most important annual festivals.

The Sweet Life

Posted: October 23, 2015 - 12:10 , by Douglas Thomson
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David Rocco


Celebrity Chef David Rocco shares what makes the ROM special to him... 


Q: You travel a lot for your work. Do you get a chance to visit the ROM often?  


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


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

Digging the ROM

Posted: October 17, 2015 - 22:59 , by Kay Sunahara

On October 17 & 18, the ROM celebrated Archaeology & Artifacts at the Royal Ontario Museum's BIG weekend. Here's a snapshot of activities!

ROM Halloween Costume Guide

Posted: October 16, 2015 - 10:55 , by Lexie Buchanan
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BioBlitz Bits: Liking Lichen

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 14:10 , by Stacey Kerr
A type of shield lichen demonstrates the beautiful patterns of these complex organisms. Photo by Austin Miller

Guest Blog written by 2015 Environmental Visual Communication student Austin Miller and Lichenologist Dr. Troy McMullin of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO)

Ever wondered what a lichen is? The story that is coming to light about the species diversity in and around Toronto for this unique group of organisms may surprise you.

Major League Museum

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 14:08 , by Douglas Thomson
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Photo courtesy of Chuck Kochman 2014.

In Conversation with the Hon. Jean Augustine about “Exploring Black Feminine Identity” at the ROM

Posted: October 13, 2015 - 17:04 , by Silvia Forni
The Honourable Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner. Source:

This Sunday, October 18 at 12:30 pm, join a panel of leading Canadian cultural critics as they explore the historical and contemporary constraints that can and have shaped Black female identity in Canada. This event is an opportunity to engage in conversations with leading experts to rethink critically the way history is told and understood not only in the media, but also in the museum itself.


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