Happy Birthday, Royal Ontario Museum! Celebrating 100 years!
The past 100 years have been a century of remarkable change. Through it all, the Museum has stood, changing with it. Today we celebrate our centennial, and look forward to another 100 years!
— Dave Rudkin (@RudkinDave)March 19, 2014
— Christina Birch (@CLBirch)March 19, 2014
— ROMBiodiversity (@ROMBiodiversity)March 19, 2014
— Stroumboulopoulos (@strombo)March 19, 2014
— amanda_fruci (@amanda_fruci)March 19, 2014
— Emily Graslie (@Ehmee)March 19, 2014
— Alyssa McLeod (@alyssa_a_mcleod)March 19, 2014
— David (P) Leonard (@davidpleonard)March 19, 2014
— Erin Atchison (@ejatchison)March 19, 2014
Having grown up at the Museum, it’s a honour to be able take part in this celebration. Through Tumblr and Twitter, I’ve been able to meet so many of you here at the Museum, and I hope that our year-long series of events (like May’s ROM Revealed) will allow me to meet more. Always let me know when you’re comin’ out!
If you haven’t been out since you were a kid, or ever even, this is probably the best time to become re/acquainted!
You can see what the world is saying about our birthday with the #ROM100 hashtag on twitter!
- Do you have a favourite memory of the Museum? Share it HERE with our crowd sourced ROM ReCollects project!
- Take a peek at the ROM’s upcoming events HERE!
- BlogTO has a wonderful write up on the Museum’s history HERE.
- The Toronto Star has always been a great supporter of the Museum. See what they’re sayin’ about #ROM100 HERE!
- The Grid has a nice infographic on 90 million years of specimens on display at the Museum HERE. SPOILER, we also have meteorites from the formation of the solar system, 4 billion+ years old, on display too.
- The Torontoist has an awesome review of the ROM’s opening in 1914 HERE.
- The Royal Ontario Museum circa 1914. ROM archives.
- The Royal Ontario Museum in mid 2013. Kiron Mukherjee
When the entire Education department is out sick and a non-educator has to cover the Activity Room.
It’s important to know your strengths.
I don’t normally take a selfie, but when I do, it’s a #museumselfie.
Are you at a museum, near a museum, work in a museum? Do you like selfies? Do you not like selfies but want to get involved in an awesome international event? Then take a #museumselfie!
Learn more HERE and check out these other awesome submissions!
— Alyssa McLeod (@alyssa_a_mcleod)January 22, 2014
— April Hawkins (@aprilsMuseum)October 1, 2013
— B Millen (@B_Millen)January 22, 2014
Have you shared your #museumselfie yet? Stats 12:30 GMT 1,485 Photos 1 Videos 10,017 Tweets 5,199 Contributors— Mar (@MarDixon)January 22, 2014
— W. Ryan Dodge (@wrdodger)January 22, 2014
— Engaging Educator (@TheEngagingEd)January 22, 2014
- "Clever girl." Talkin’ Jurassic Park with Deinonychus.
- Obviously had to take a #MuseumSelfie with our Martian meteorites.
- Me with our latest addition, the 1 million dollar golden coin!
- Holla at my dude, Futalognkosaurus.
- Close encounter with Quetzalcoatlus.
- Me and former Toronto Zoo rhinoceros, Bull.
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: January 22nd, 2014.
Zoe’s First Blog!
My name’s Zoe and I’m thrilled to be writing my first ever blog (and even more excited that it’s for the ROM). The ROM is well known for its intricate exterior architecture showing the contrast of the original 1914 building and the striking Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, which was made an addition in 2007. The structure of the ROM is really dramatic and very much appealed to me to start volunteering.
During ROM for the Holidays 2012/13 I volunteered at the ROM and worked with ROM educators at the Ice Age touch table. I worked with real and reproduction of artefacts and had the pleasure to explain to people walking by their significance in evolution and more specifically, the Ice Age. I enjoyed volunteering at the ROM so much that I applied further for more volunteer opportunities, which I was fortunate enough to get. Now, lets back to volunteering at ROM for the Holidays; after that great experience at the touch table I wanted to work in the anthropology industry. I almost felt intoxicated with information and I was excited that I found a new passion. Afterwards I began reading articles and watching videos that were based on anthropological finds and evolutionary studies.
During March of 2013 my school asked us to fill in a course selection sheet, I knew from then on that I wanted to work at the ROM, so I begged the co-op teacher at my school to let me do co-op at the ROM and I would not take a no for an answer. Despite many conflicts sorting it out, I finally was able to say “I will be doing co-op at the ROM.”
I was so thankful that I was able to work at the ROM studio because I love working with children and beings crafty. Even though I’m not fully doing stuff relating to anthropology I am still exposed to it every time I walk up and down the staircases and work with the programs.
It’s a dream come true to be working at the Royal Ontario Museum and I hope that I can keep working here in the future!