Royal Alberta Museum
yesterday at 18:24. Facebook
Have you visited our #RAMwow archive? Check out some of the many cool objects and specimens you'll see in the new museum! [ Link ]
Royal Alberta Museum
02/17/2017 at 16:40. Facebook
Calling all makers!

Have your work featured in our new Museum Shop! We're looking for Alberta designed and made products. Click here to submit: [ Link ]
Royal Alberta Museum
02/16/2017 at 18:33. Facebook
Our next lecture will SWEEP you off your feet!
Wed Feb 22 7pm
RAM Theatre 12845 102Ave
With: Trisha Carleton, Curatorial Assistant, Western Canadian History

Curling has long been a beloved Canadian winter pastime. Explore how the innovations of Albertans Ole and Herb Olson revolutionized curling in the 20th century.
Royal Alberta Museum
02/16/2017 at 05:45. Facebook
The Wonder of the Week is...chocolate chip lichen (Solorina crocea)! This leaf-like lichen is found in mountainous regions of Alberta and has three symbiotic partners: fungus, green algae and cyanobacteria. #RAMwow
Royal Alberta Museum
02/15/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
This Wonder of the Week isn't edible, though its common name may make you think otherwise... any guesses? #RAMwow
Royal Alberta Museum
02/14/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
In the 1920s, a teacher named Miss McGrath received this assortment of beautiful valentines from her students at Windsor Park school. The cards were later donated to our collection. Happy Valentine's Day to you and all the special people in your world...including teachers!
Royal Alberta Museum
02/13/2017 at 18:23. Facebook
Have your work featured in our new Museum Shop! We're looking for Alberta designed and made products. [ Link ]

Royal Alberta Museum : Museum on the Move : Gift Shop Submission Form
RAM curator of ethnology Susan Berry is among the collaborators in Object Lives, a research project focused on the material culture in northern North America. Check out Susan's new post about a pad saddle in the Pitt Rivers' collection that the Object Lives team examined and compared it with saddles from other museum collections, including ours! This men's saddle was used for an class of elite...
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Pad Saddles
Happy Toothache Day! :) Check out the massive incisors on this giant beaver cast, which you will see in our new museum. These teeth are meant for gnawing, like those of modern beavers.
True to their name, giant beavers were big – about the size of a small black bear! This species lived in the Yukon and was common in the Great Lakes region, but so far we’ve yet to find any fossilized evidence...
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✏This pencil was used during World War Two to mark navigational maps on bombing raids. Because there were no computers or GPS at the time, navigators used pencils, erasers, and slide rulers to manually calculate how to get to and from the target.

Michael Kutyn was a navigator with the No. 10 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command. This pencil belonged to him. Michael flew with the...
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TONIGHT! Free talk about Alberta's early Black settlers. Meet descendants, and see vintage quilts made by settlers.
7pm @ RAM Theatre in Glenora - 12845 102 Ave
Read more about our Curatorial Lecture Series here: [ Link ]
Here's a close-up of our Wonder of the Week. Know what it might be? #RAMwow
This partially finished "Light & Dark" log cabin quilt was made by Lossie Lane, an early Black settler to the Canadian prairies. Lossie lived in Maidstone, SK, then later moved to Edmonton to be with family. Her granddaughter donated several of Lossie’s quilt projects to the museum.

This Wednesday night! Learn about Alberta’s early Black settlers, speak with their descendants, and see more...
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In 1910, Dominion Land Office clerk Harry Turton won a beautiful moose hide jacket in a poker game in Grouard, Alberta. Hand-tanned and embellished with woven porcupine quills, the jacket (pictured below) is one of four such First Nations garments (c.1882-1912) from RAM’s collection being studied in Object Lives -- a collaborative research project focused on the material culture in northern...
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Ever played a "poop piano?"
Our learning team is testing this fun new RAM interactive on Saturday Feb. 4 at Flying Canoë Volant festival in Mill Creek Ravine.([ Link ]
With a Makey Makey invention kit, we've turned rubber specimens of Alberta wildlife scat into something educational and hands-on!
Hope to see you and your kids tomorrow afternoon/evening at Flying Canoë Volant!
Northern pampathere (Holmesina septentrionalis) are found in the Ice Age record of North America, but well-south of Alberta. They’re related to armadillos, but were likely herbivores. This skull is going to be part of a display for children that highlights different teeth and how the teeth relate to diet. #RAMwow #mysteryobject
Mystery an idea? #RAMwow #whatisit
Since its accidental release in the Bahamas 1970s and spread to Florida in the 1980s, the Eurasian collared dove has multiplied and dispersed northwest across North America. It was first reported to breed in Alberta (Red Deer) in 2002, and is now well established in rural communities of southern Alberta. Eurasian collared doves recently reached Haida Gwaii and the Alaskan panhandle!
Happy #RAMwow ... any guesses on what this specimen might be?
Our 2017 Curatorial Lecture Series begins this week!

This Wednesday, come by the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre in Glenora for a 7pm talk about pumice – a.k.a. volcanic ash – and why scientists in our Quaternary environments program are studying it.

Pumice: Not just for cleaning your feet
January 25 @ 7pm (doors 6:15pm)
Admission: free
Dr. Britta Jensen
Assistant Curator, Quaternary...
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