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On Saturday, November 3, 2012, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) unveils BIG, the newest installation in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume on Level 4 in the Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A stunning display, BIG is exclusively drawn from the ROM’s collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes. Showcasing 40 artifacts from around the world, this unique exhibition includes objects assuming their BIG status in a myriad of ways. With some objects publicly displayed for the first time, the installation offers a fresh,
new way of exploring the ROM’s renowned collections.
BIG continues until Fall 2013.
“This installation highlights objects that, in one way or another, are BIG,” states Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curator in the ROM’s World Cultures department. She continues, “BIG is not just about size. Even the smallest textile can have BIG personal, social, and cultural value that shifts according to context. BIG brilliantly looks at the meaning of textiles and fashions from around the globe and across time. We look forward to illustrating for our visitors that less can most definitely be more.”
Cutting Edge Technology and Hands-On Activities bring these Big, Bizarre, and Brand-New Dinos to Life
Forget about the dinosaurs you know– prepare for a whole new breed of beast! Toronto’s The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launched the world premiere of Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James Ltd., one of North America’s leading full-service investment dealers. In this original exhibition curated, designed, and produced by the ROM, some of the largest and most unusual dinosaurs from the Southern hemisphere make their first stop in Toronto before embarking on an international tour.
Based on new, groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, this exhibition reveals strange-looking dinosaurs unfamiliar to North Americans that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar. Ultimate Dinosaurs features cutting edge Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, used in creative ways to bring these specimens to life as never before. The ROM is the first Museum in Canada to use AR on this scale. Other innovative technologies are used in the exhibition to illustrate the story of how a dynamic Earth with drifting continents affected the evolution of dinosaurs, from a Southern perspective.
Janet Carding, the ROM’s Director and CEO, states, “This world premiere exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to experience dinosaurs never seen before in the ROM – or anywhere in Canada. Thanks to the tremendous work done by the Museum’s curatorial and exhibitions staff, visitors will come face to face with these strange species in exciting ways, including cutting edge augmented reality.”