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Monthly Archive: December

Introducing Habitat the Game to Toronto (and Canada)!

Posted: May 8, 2017 - 13:44 , by Aaron Phillips
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Polar bear characters from Habitat the Game stand next to Bull the Southern white rhino in the Schad Gallery

ROM Biodiversity is excited to announce its partnership with a mobile game for children, new to Canada, that's designed to teach kids ecologically sustainable habits.

Adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest: from the Royal Ontario Museum to the wilds of British Columbia with Paul Nicklen

Posted: May 5, 2017 - 09:11 , by Aaron Phillips
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A moss-covered, First People's-made wooden carving amidst lush-green undergrowth

Guest blog by recent EVC grad Paul Esposti relating his adventures and insights from exploring the Great Bear Sea & Rainforest.

The Living Room: Creative Team & List of Works Cited

Posted: May 3, 2017 - 13:01 , by Jennifer Orpana
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installation view

CANADA 150 - Nova Scotia – Amos Pewter

Posted: May 3, 2017 - 11:46 , by Heather Read
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print label of Amos Pewter

Mahone Bay is a beautiful town just south of Halifax, on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. I stopped there on a holiday with my family this summer, and was charmed by the sheltered harbour, the tall trees, and the lovely shops. It was a perfect place to stretch our legs and eat some ice cream. When we were there, I noticed that we drove by Amos Pewter, and smiled at the memory of a Christmas ornament made of pewter that I once received as a gift from a dear friend.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Posted: May 2, 2017 - 11:39 , by Amanda Girgis
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From Gift Memberships to gems, jewellery and more - treat the amazing women in your life with a museum inspired gift this Mother’s Day.

The Living Room: Photography in the Public and Private

Posted: May 2, 2017 - 09:37 , by Jennifer Orpana
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students in class

By Maya Wilson-Sanchez

#ThrowbackThursday: Labels, labels, labels

Posted: April 27, 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.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: John Golla

Posted: April 27, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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John Golla is the Co-Chair of the Visitor Guides and a Member of the Membership Committee at the Department of Museum Volunteers.

  1. What inspired you to volunteer at the ROM?

 I love the ROM and it was a chance to contribute to the community. The opportunity for learning and meeting interesting people both visitors and other volunteers.

Tokummia, a new fossil species from the Burgess Shale traces origin of ants, millipedes and lobsters.

Posted: April 26, 2017 - 13:00 , by admin
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Students working at fossil site on the mountain side.

Guest Blog by Cédric Aria, recent PhD graduate from Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UofT, who was based at the ROM. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

National Volunteer Week 2017 | Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Gibson

Posted: April 26, 2017 - 07:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Doug Gibson is a docent, gallery interpreter and ROMWalker at the Department of Museum Volunteers.