Exploring History at the Royal Ontario Museum

ROM.  Photo Credit: It_ParisI grew up in a rural community that is within commuting distance to Toronto.  Despite this proximity and my love for museums I never visited the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) while living there.  Last week while visiting family in the area I took the opportunity to explore the ROM for the first … Continue reading Exploring History at the Royal Ontario Museum

Family Heirlooms: From Cutlery to Adornments

Who else has a relative who collects spoons?  In many instances these relatives tend to be older, female, and the spoons tend to be hanging in a wooden/glass display case of some sort.  My mother, grandmother and a number of aunts all collected spoons at one point or another. Theses spoons were often purchased while away … Continue reading Family Heirlooms: From Cutlery to Adornments

Heritage reading

December 20th's #reverb10 prompt:Beyond avoidance. What should you have done this year but didn't because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)In 2010 I have avoided dedicating more time to reading academic writing relevant to my field. The majority of the material I have read … Continue reading Heritage reading