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Monthly Archive: December

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 11, 2015

Posted: May 11, 2015 - 13:22 , by Ryan Dodge
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Museum Monday with Melissa

With every week, comes some more exciting events and exhibitions to see. Whether digging up dino fossils or learning about meteorites this week is sure to have something amazing for you to enjoy.

We Won!

Posted: May 6, 2015 - 15:34 , by Cheryl Fraser
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Group photo with the Muse Award.

We're ecstatic to announce that @ROMtoronto and our social media team has won a MUSE Award for #FNLROM.  This award is presented by the American Alliance of Museums to Museums who use digital media to enhance the Museum experience, engage audiences, and celebrates scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness.

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 4, 2015

Posted: May 4, 2015 - 09:56 , by admin
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I’m quite excited for this week, as the theme will be Cinco de Mayo! So many incredible curated experiences featuring Mexico.

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
Hematite

Hermatite

By: Ian Nicklin

Hematite is a common ore of iron that was extensively mined in northern England in the 19th century. The miners referrred to globular aggregates of hematite, 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.