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Well it has finally opened to the public on December 4rth. "The new Dawn of Life Gallery" at The ROM is perhaps the best gallery on the planet covering the earliest life to the emergence of land dwelling creatures. I was fortunate to have a tiny part in the new gallery having prepared a number of the museums specimens and also  having donated  and sold them some pieces  . Here is a tiny taste of what you can see in the new gallery. It will not disappoint.

 

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Glad to see this. I managed to get down there for a day in August while I was over for my mother's funeral. I had been hoping to view the Burgess Shale exhibition, but they had closed the section off the previous week, I guess in preparation for this exhibit.

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Wow! We need to go visit the ROM again. :)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Wow, that looks amazing, I could spend many hours looking at all those wonderful fossils.

19 minutes ago, R0b said:

But where is the ROM?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, if it wasn't so far away I'd be on my way now.

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14 hours ago, Top Trilo said:

Wow, that looks amazing, I could spend many hours looking at all those wonderful fossils.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, if it wasn't so far away I'd be on my way now.

That is a bit out the direction. The closest that I might get to there would be Ithaca but that is still a distance. Can only than say thanks @Malcolmt for sharing this with us.

 

Toulouse (France) has a good natural history museum I visited this year. See images

 

Still need to see the new Naturalis in Leiden (NL) saw their T rex a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well Malcolm! You've certainly given me ANOTHER reason to visit Toronto. Really nice show! Thanks.

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21 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

Well Malcolm! You've certainly given me ANOTHER reason to visit Toronto. Really nice show! Thanks.

And there always the mini museum in my basement

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Any hints about which ones you prepared or donated?  Can se see some closer views of those?

 

Don

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Here are 3 that I prepared for the ROM from their collection That have been posted various places in the past. I believe there a 7 in the wall of trilobites

 

 

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I managed to even get rid of a cephalopod (although quite an interesting one)

 

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This is a pair of cyclocystoids that I prepped and donated for the gallery

 

 

 

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Here is a complete and totally inflated Isotelus that I prepped for The ROM. A shame it was not mounted to display its completeness and 3D qualities

 

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This is a Plate of 5 Gabriceraurus dentatus that I repaired and prepped for the ROM

 

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This is a Koneprusia prepped for the ROM but unfortunately I do not have any good pics

 

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This is a Bumastus sp that I prepped and donated to the gallery. The picture does not really show how spectacularly inflated it is. 

 

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I don't seem to have any pictures but there are 2 large drotops (one prone and one enrolled) I prepped that are out so that you can touch them but I don't seem to have taken a pic. Thery were beside the Wall of Trilobites near the touch screen from what I recall. There is also an Arthrocantha from Arkona but I don't seem to have taken a pic of that either. There are also a Dicranurus and a Crotalocephalus that were sold to the museum in a partially prepped condition for the Wall of Trilobites display.

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13 hours ago, R0b said:

Toulouse (France) has a good natural history museum I visited this year. See images

Maybe you should start a separate thread with this instead of hijacking this one? Looks quite interesting, but I'm afraid it would probably get lost here.

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33 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

Maybe you should start a separate thread with this instead of hijacking this one? Looks quite interesting, but I'm afraid it would probably get lost here.

You are probably right was not my intention to hijack but I see it makes things confusing. Will remove the images.

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18 hours ago, Malcolmt said:

And there always the mini museum in my basement

I feel my arm being twisted. Love to see your collection too. 

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2 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

I feel my arm being twisted. Love to see your collection too. 

C'mon Jeff. If you can get over here, then you can surely hop up to see him.

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Looks like an epic exhibit. You should be very proud to have added to such a gallery. Well done! :tiphat:

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1 hour ago, FossilNerd said:

Looks like an epic exhibit. You should be very proud to have added to such a gallery. Well done! :tiphat:

Was glad to have been able to play a small part

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Thanks for showing this Malcolm, next time I am "allowed" to come to Bowmanville, I will spend a day at the ROM.  I enjoyed the eccentric Toronto aquarium last time, but this will be irresistible!

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Well done. A lot of impressive stuff in there. :tiphat:

RBCM, are you paying attention??

 

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I hope this influences some other museums to display more of their invert collections- hint, hint AMNH.

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9 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

I hope this influences some other museums to display more of their invert collections- hint, hint AMNH.

That's what I was hoping in my comment above to our provincial museum in Victoria. The province that is home to the Burgess Shale has a paltry Burgess collection in its museum, and not on public display. I wish they had the room and funding for something like the ROM display. I don't know where their priorities are (the museum staff or fund). Maybe someday they will wake up and it will come together.

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Thank you for the tour. As a trilobite lover the Burgess stuff has always been eye candy. And your additions are amazing. Now, if the museum was only 3000 miles closer :D

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WOW, I'm passing through Toronto next month due work and I am definitely stopping there for a day now!

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It's a really great museum--well worth as much of a day as you can spend on wandering its displays.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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