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Monthly Archive: December

Tips for toddlers visiting the ROM

Posted: September 30, 2013 - 09:40 , by Ryan Dodge
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Tiny Times visits the ROM!

Recently we had a visit from Karla Courtney and her son Marshall who run an internationally awarded blog, The [Tiny} Times (www.tinytimes.com).

Why Do We Take Photographs? : Visitors Respond

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 14:45 , by Deepali Dewan
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Response card from "GENESIS" exhibit Activation Area

The landmark exhibit “Genesis” just closed at the Royal Ontario Museum. An “Activation Area” in the exhibit invited visitors to engage with issues at a personal level...

Engaging our Audiences: Announcing a new addition to the ROM Executive Team

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 16:17 , by Janet Carding
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Following an extensive international search, the Museum as hired Dr. Xerxes Mazda as Deputy DIrector, Engagement.

Weapon Wednesday: a Romano-Egyptian sword hilt

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 08:41 , by Robert Mason
Romano-Egyptian sword hilt number 910.175.328 (ROM Photography)

Every Wednesday we highlight a weapon, or possibly a depiction of weapons, from the ROM collection.

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

Posted: September 19, 2013 - 11:18 , by Dave Ireland
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by Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM BiodIversity

@ROMtoronto does #AskaCurator

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 21:55 , by Ryan Dodge
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Ask A Curator

Yesterday on Twitter we took part in an international tweet up with 622 museums in 37 countries.

Weapon Wednesday

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 08:30 , by Robert Mason
Sword of Babylonian King Marduk-shapik-zeri, 1081-1069 BC

Weapons are one of the most politically-incorrect subjects there are, associated with brutality and violence. But they are also important, and have often defined the cultures that made them....

Objects and stories from Namibia

Posted: September 17, 2013 - 14:40 , by Silvia Forni

Sometimes collections grow out of chance encounters and long distance personal relationships. A couple of years ago, I was put in touch with Nharo!, a Toronto based fair trade company, by my colleague Trudy Nicks, who is a passionate explorer of the CNE international pavilion. Last year, this casual shopping connection, led to the acquisition of a large collection of Himba garments and accessories for the ROM African holdings.

Restoring a Rebel Pharaoh’s Kingdom: In the field with Prof. Barry Kemp

Posted: September 13, 2013 - 16:08 , by Matthew Church
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Man at work at an archaeological site with desert in background.

By Laura Ranieri

A Pair of 18th Century French Panniers Arrives at the ROM!

Posted: September 13, 2013 - 14:20 , by Susan Charbonneau
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Storage platform for 18th century panniers

Read along as I delve into the process of housing a set of newly acquired 18th century panniers!