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The ROM helps solve an age-old Martian mystery

The ROM helps solve an age-old Martian mystery

In a major discovery released in late July in the respected scientific journal Nature, a team including Royal Ontario Museum curator of mineralogy Dr. Kim Tait has provided the conclusive answer to a longstanding debate about the age of Martian meteorites. The research has determined that at least

Le ROM aide à résoudre un des mystères de Mars

Le ROM aide à résoudre un des mystères de Mars

Comme on peut le lire dans le numéro de la fin juillet de la revue scientifique de renom Nature, une équipe dirigée par Kim Tait, conservatrice de minéralogie du Musée royal de l’Ontario, a conclu de façon définitive le débat qui divise les experts depuis longtemps: l’âge des

In Living Colour: the ROM’s unique collection of textiles from Madagascar

In Living Colour: the ROM’s unique collection of textiles from Madagascar

The ROM is home to over 50,000 textiles and costumes. Fifty-four of these come from the African island of Madagascar. That number may sound small, but it represents the second largest collection of Malagasy textiles in North America. And among them are some of the most intriguing and admirable

La déesse « minoenne » du ROM

La déesse « minoenne » du ROM

Bien que cette exquise figurine en ivoire et en or (numéro de catalogue 931.21.1) soit l’un des fleurons des collections du ROM depuis 1931, elle fait également l’objet de controverses passionnées.  Au moment de son acquisition, nous croyions alors qu’il s’agissait d’un rare

Zuul, Destroyer of Shins

Meet Zuul crurivastator, a new armoured dinosaur! Zuul ’s skeleton is one of the most complete ever found for an ankylosaur, and has an amazingly preserved spiky tail and tail club. Meet Zuul Scientific Name: Zuul crurivastator Pronunciation: ZOOL (like ‘school’) CRER-eh-vass-TATE-or Name

Minoan Ivory Goddess

Minoan Ivory Goddess

This exquisite ivory and gold figurine (museum registration number 931.21.1) has been an icon of the ROM collection since she was acquired in 1931, but she has also attracted huge controversy.  When she was bought by the ROM, she was believed to be a rare example of a female bull-leaper from

National Museum of Korea’s Digital Asset Project

National Museum of Korea’s Digital Asset Project

In 2015 the ROM was awarded funding from the National Museum of Korea, this organization supports programs for Korean galleries in overseas museums.  Over the years the Korean Galleries Overseas Support Program has collaborated with several institutions and participated in numerous projects,

James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship

James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship

The James Menzies Chinese Research Fellowship was established in 2009 to promote scholarly research as it relates to the Royal Ontario Museum's Chinese collection, with particular emphasis on the ROM's Menzies collection. The Fellowship is open to Ph.D. candidates, both junior and senior

Amphibians and Reptiles of Guyana

Amphibians and Reptiles of Guyana

The Guiana Shield region of northeastern South America, of which Guyana is a part, has been recognized as a global biodiversity hotspot by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and other organizations. ROM research has contributed to the documentation of the biodiversity of this important region.

Burgess Shale Projects

Burgess Shale Projects

The Cambrian radiation represents the sudden worldwide appearance and rapid diversification of animals. The record of this critical event is documented in a series of exceptional fossil deposits with preservation of soft-bodied animals, especially in China and Canada. The Burgess Shale, located in