Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Travel Photo Thursday
I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox
June 2015 - Toronto ON
I went to an exhibit at the ROM this week, more on that in another post. Royal Ontario Museum is amazing, I have been many times and there are still displays I haven't visited.
Click here for a visit last summer.
These are random shots outside and then others taken as I was heading to my destination.
Established on 16 April 1912 and opened on 19 March 1914, the museum has maintained close relations with the University of Toronto throughout its history, often sharing expertise and resources. The museum was under the direct control and management of the University of Toronto until 1968, when it became an independent institution. Today, the museum is Canada's largest field-research institution, with research and conservation activities that span the globe.
With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum's diverse collections of world culture and natural history contribute to its international reputation. The museum contains notable collections of dinosaurs, minerals and meteorites, Near Eastern and African art, Art of East Asia, European history, and Canadian history. It houses the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens. The museum also contains an extensive collection of design and fine arts, including clothing, interior, and product design, especially Art Deco.
This handsome fella greets you as you enter.