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Monthly Archive: December

Tour & Cocktails with Friends of South Asia

Posted: March 27, 2012 - 10:19 , by Deepali Dewan

A group of visitors stand in the gallery listening as Deepali a group of artifacts inside a display case.

Friends of South Asia member event, March 16, 2012. Dr. Dewan gives a tour of Embellished Reality to FSA members and guests. Photo by Riaz Nathu.

Does a mild winter mean more insects?

Posted: March 26, 2012 - 15:27 , by Antonia Guidotti
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Given our warmer-than-average winter this year, ROM entomologists have fielded numerous enquiries about whether mild winter temperatures will result in more bugs this spring and summer. Unfortunately, there is no simple “yes” or “no” answer to this question  — the best response is “It depends”.

Age Before Beauty: The Acasta Gneiss and Jack Hills Conglomerate

Posted: March 22, 2012 - 13:11 , by admin
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Submitted by Vincent Vertolli, Assistant Curator Geology

A deeply textured and rust colour sample of the Jack Hills Conglomerate.

Dr. A. P. Coleman (1852-1939)

Posted: March 19, 2012 - 11:25 , by admin
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Submitted by Vincent Vertolli, Assistant Curator Geology

Geological Map of Toronto.

Jade-Foolery: How to Recognize Minerals Disguised as Jade

Posted: March 16, 2012 - 11:57 , by Katherine Dunnell

A girl looks at a mineral through a magnifying glass.

March Break visitors inspect the minerals before deciding if they are jade.

Profile of a ROM Conservator

Posted: March 14, 2012 - 13:18 , by admin
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Working tirelessly behind the scenes, ROM Conservators help protect our collections from damage and restore objects to their previous splendor. Ok. Maybe we’re generalizing a bit, so we went right to the source and asked Cathy Stewart, Manager of Conservation, a few questions to help uncover what Conservators really do at the ROM.

Bobdownsite; an honour to honour

Posted: March 12, 2012 - 16:41 , by Kim Tait
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A close up of the mineral on a black background.

Bobdownsite.