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ROM, Royal Ontario Museum is a huge museum that I have written about many times.
I took my cousin's daughter, ten years old on a visit this week.
We headed to Pompeii In the Shadow of the Volcano, here until January. A little disappointing as it didn't have as much background explained. I thought they could have made it more visually interesting for the kids.
According to the Globe and Mail review:
The lighting is bland, the mise en scène antiseptic and bereft of atmosphere, the interactive elements pedestrian (“Wear a toga!” “Make a mosaic!” “Lift the amphora!”). In short, there’s no drama; it never gets its groove on. Indeed, the exhibition’s preparators have striven so hard to demonstrate the contemporary relevance of the ancient Romans that Pompeii finally feels as if it’s a trip to a road show in a shopping mall, not a rich museological journey to the otherness of the past.
A beautiful intricate portrait made out of mosaics.
Wear a toga, ours wasn't very accurate!
Make a mosaic.