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A Viking's Life

Posted: October 12, 2017 - 13:03 , by Ryan Dodge
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Graphic showing a Viking ship in Toronto harbour

The term “Viking” is often synonymous with pirate or robber, and evokes violence. But is that a false impression of the people from the north?

#ThrowbackThursday: The Opening

Posted: October 12, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

#ThrowbackThursday: Final Dusting

Posted: October 5, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

#ThrowbackThursday: Finishing Touches

Posted: September 28, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

Awesome Year for Painted Ladies

Posted: September 25, 2017 - 15:19 , by Antonia Guidotti
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“They’re everywhere!”

You may have seen one, two or many of these lovely butterflies in the past week. Maybe in your backyard or in a flower garden or in a park.

#ThrowbackThursday: Endurance Test

Posted: September 21, 2017 - 10:00 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

Early Tourist Photography at Niagara Falls

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 12:00 , by admin
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Black and white tintype photo of four men sitting on a cart in front of Niagara Falls

By Victoria Abel, M.A.

Join us at the #VikingsTO Media Preview!

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 07:56 , by Ryan Dodge
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A Viking Ship in Toronto Harbour

Know your way around Instragram? Snap star? YouTube creator? We would love for you to join us at the Vikings: The Exhibition media preview! 

Fill out the form below before 12pm EST on October 6th for your chance to attend. We'll choose 10 lucky applicants, so apply early. You must be able to make it to Toronto on the morning of November 1st to attend the media preview. Good Luck!

 

#ThrowbackThursday: Nearly Finished

Posted: September 14, 2017 - 10:10 , by Sarah Fee
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In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo 'Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.