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Monthly Archive: December

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


Bublcam visits the ROM

Posted: May 19, 2015 - 10:20 , by Ryan Dodge
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The Bublcam captures spherical photos and videos of the ROM galleries

We've been working with Bubl Technology over the winter/spring to test the technology in the Museum

Museum Monday with Melissa - May 18, 2015

Posted: May 18, 2015 - 10:15 , by admin
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Museum Monday with Melissa

Happy Long Weekend! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather. So much to do this week for anyone and everyone at the Museum. With the summer not too far away there is much to see and do at the Royal Ontario Museum

Something people will enjoy taking part in is the Family Photo Booth. This will be on May 23rd only. Families will receive a free print and digital file when they get their photo taken by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew the Generations. First come first serve.

Site Visit to the Schooner under Downtown Toronto

Posted: May 15, 2015 - 11:34 , by April Hawkins
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Last week Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI, @ArchaeologyTO) uncovered a schooner downtown Toronto near the waterfront. In the New World Archaeology lab that I supervise at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, @ROMtoronto) we discussed the details of the story with excited interest as we worked.

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.