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Monthly Archive: December

Travels in India, part 1

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 11:08 , by Ryan Dodge
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 Sarkej Rosa, a beautiful serene respite in the middle of a chaotic modern city

Senior Preparator, Bob Walsh was asked to give a talk on his specialty, exhibit lighting design, by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

March Break 2013 - Passport to the World

Posted: March 4, 2013 - 14:45 , by Jovanna Scorsone
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Royal Ontario Museum March Break Passport to the world March 9 to March 17

March Break is coming and we're ready for you with lots of hands-on fun! Come to the ROM this March Break and give your kids a passport to a whole new world!

How to display the past….. Part 2: Collecting

Posted: February 28, 2013 - 15:51 , by Kate Cooper

This instalment of my behind-the-scenes tour of what shapes a museum display began as an example of how museum collections are formed, but it may develop into a detective story as you’ll see…..

In Search of ROMance: Looking for love in all the right places

Posted: February 13, 2013 - 14:36 , by Janet Carding
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A colourful earthenware bowl with figures of putti dancing around outter rim.

The ROM may be the most romantic place in the city this Valentine’s Day. We scan the collection for signs of Cupid…  and find they are everywhere.

How to display the past......

Posted: February 6, 2013 - 17:02 , by Kate Cooper

Ever wondered what goes in to the display you see in a museum gallery? I’m exploring some behind-the-scenes issues that shape what you see.

Student Performers Kick Off Black History Month at the ROM

Posted: February 4, 2013 - 16:53 , by David McKay
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Student dancers perform at the ROM

Over 80 students performed cultural dance and song in celebration of Black History Month.

34th Annual ROM Colloquium: World Discoveries - on Feb 8, 2013

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 17:40 , by David McKay
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Join us for a FREE symposium highlighting fascinating discoveries by Museum curators and experts!

We're up for a Shorty Award!

Posted: January 29, 2013 - 13:52 , by Ryan Dodge
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The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media.

The ROM changed my life - it's in my DNA.

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 20:45 , by Dave Ireland
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Oliver and Christine in the lab, checking out the DNA of some flightless bird, maybe a Moa.

My name is Christine Black, and I'm a grade 12 student at St. Clement's high school in Toronto.  Thanks to Oliver and Kristen, I now love DNA.

ROM Research Colloquium: Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 16:33 , by Ryan Dodge
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Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez in the field

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.