Invertebrate Palaeontology Collections Technician
Exhibitions & Galleries: Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life
Hon.B.Sc., Environmental Sciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Geographical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto
M.Sc., Earth Sciences: Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoceanography, and Invertebrate Palaeontology, University of Toronto
Maryam Akrami manages the Invertebrate Palaeontology Collections at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada. After completing her Hon.B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Toronto, she acquired certificates in Project Management and Records Management from the university's School of Continuing Studies. Maryam has been fascinated by the natural world and its history since a very young age. She is very interested in invertebrate fossils and fieldwork and participates in ROM Invertebrate Palaeontology's Burgess Shale Expeditions in the Canadian Rockies. She has also been an integral part of the team that built the ROM’s newest permanent gallery – the Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life. Maryam considers fossils and natural history collections as nature’s libraries and strongly believes in their preservation for the benefit of current as well as future generations.