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Monthly Archive: December

2013 Social Media year in review: Twitter

Posted: December 20, 2013 - 12:59 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Santa Claus parade float

A review of our year on Twitter at the museum.

Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 09:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ryan Farley, the ROM's lead concierge, near a tiger in the biodiversity gallery

Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.

Weapon Wednesday: The Long History of an Irish Bronze Age Sword

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 13:04 , by Robert Mason
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The Late Bronze Age sword and its 18th century grip.

The story of a sword made in Bronze Age Ireland.

Introducing Acheroraptor temertyorum

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 14:59 , by admin
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Illustrations of dinosaurs in landscape.

ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!

Weapon Wednesday: Two daggers from Luristan, Iran

Posted: December 4, 2013 - 12:14 , by Robert Mason
ROM #938.35, the dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri, 43.6 cm long (ROM Photography)

In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920's and 30's. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted: December 3, 2013 - 14:45 , by Janet Carding

The ROM marks the United Nation’s annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

Decked Out for the Holidays

Posted: November 28, 2013 - 15:10 , by admin
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Picture of the "Winter Tree" at night.

A beautiful winter tree, with LED light-displays, was set-up by the Bloor-Yorkville BIA's Holiday Magic initiative outside the ROM's entrance.

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Weapon Wednesday: The Burmese Dha

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 11:35 , by Robert Mason
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Burmese dha

Across South East and South Asia the traditional weapons often bear close affinities to the tools of the region...

Keaton Smith's ROM Inspiration

Posted: November 12, 2013 - 11:44 , by Media Intern
Keaton Smith at the ROM © Deborah Smith

This is a guest blog post by Keaton Smith, published by Jesika Arseneau...

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