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Museum Monday with Melissa - April 27, 2015

Posted: April 27, 2015 - 12:02 , by admin
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With May just a few days away and warmer weather upon us, you can count on an innovative and creative week at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

ROM Speaks : The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, And An Epic Journey

Museum Monday with Melissa - April 20, 2015

Posted: April 20, 2015 - 16:31 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Friday Night Live, more commonly known as #FNLROM sign up has BEGUN ! For all of the young professionals looking to rub shoulders with the cultured people of the city, there really is no better place to be on a Friday night.

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Beayni

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Rebecca at the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries

How can a museum volunteer change the way we view the world? This National Volunteer Week, we invite you to meet Rebecca Beayni, a volunteer in the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries, who was recognized for her contribution to the museum at the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

"Of Angling, and the Art thereof": Fish Tails and Fish Tales

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 13:55 , by Sarah Schell
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“Of Angling, and the Art thereof I sing,

What kinde of Tooles it doth behoue to haue;

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Hatton

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Helen Hatton with wooden dinosaurs in Mexico

After one of her shifts at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, ROM volunteer Helen Hatton said to her husband, “Honey, do you want to hear about the sex life of hissing cockroaches?” Her husband, whom Helen describes as “a delightful retired geek,” calmly replied, “Let’s have a drink first.”

He later observed that Helen and her colleagues at the ROM were all “a bit around the bend.” “He’s right,” Helen admits. “And that’s what I love!”

Pompeii Saga: Last Day

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 14:14 , by Sarah Horsfall
Antique colour illustration (c. 1866) of Mount Vesuvious erupting

The horrors of the Mount Vesuvius eruption were buried under volcanic ash. Thankfully one scholarly young man wrote the story of his own survival.

By: Douglas Thomson

 

Earth's Archives: Every Rock Tells a Story Part 1

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 12:52 , by Sarah Horsfall
Hermatite

Hermatite

By: Ian Nicklin

Hermatite is a common ore of iron that was extensively mined in northern England in the 19th century. The miners referrred to globular aggregates of hermatite, such as this, as "kidney-ore" since it reminded them of the organ. We call this shape "reniform," which means the same thing: kidney-shaped.

Sasha Priewe: Ancient Cultures, World Art, Textiles and Fashions

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 12:37 , by Sarah Horsfall
Sascha Priewe, managing director of Ancient Cultures, World Art and Culture, and Textiles and Fashions

The ROM's Sascha Priewe is a guy with a lot on the go

By: Sheeza Sarfraz

Sascha Priewe

Managing Director
ROM Ancient Cultures, ROM World Art and Culture, ROM Textiles and Fashions 

Academic Positions

2009 – 2015
Curator
Chinese and Korean Collections, The British Museum

2012 
Visiting Curator
Shanghai Museum 

2008 – 2009  
Contributing Curator
The British Museum

Education

Getting Lost with Galloway

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 11:45 , by Sarah Horsfall
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Matt Galloway, the host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio.

We sat down with CBC's Matt Galloway to find out exactly what keeps bringing him back to the ROM

By: Douglas Thomson

Q: Do you visit the museum often? 

A: Yes, I have a couple of young kids. We come on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes if there’s a special event, but also sometimes we come just to wander around. It’s a great place to explore—one of the places we go to just spend time in the city. That’s a
big thing for our family, to be out and about in Toronto as much as we can.  

Blue Whale Update

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 11:20 , by Sarah Horsfall
Three men working next to a shipping container that contains the Blue Whale bones and manure.

Blue Whale Update