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Royal Ontario Museum

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Royal Ontario Museum - art Museum of world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario. This is one of the largest museums in North America and one of the most popular and interesting museums not only in Canada but all over the world, each year attracting over 1 million visitors.

Officially the Museum was founded in April, 1912 and after nearly two years, officially opened its doors to the public. The basis for the collection of the Royal Museum was an impressive collection of its predecessor, the Museum of natural history and fine arts teachers College Toronto. Until 1968, the Museum was administered by the University of Toronto, and then became an independent administrative unit.

The famous collection of the Royal Ontario Museum has over 6 million exhibits. Collections illustrating the natural history of the Earth details acquaint visitors with species that are critically endangered and recently extinct species, particularly focusing on the causes (habitat destruction, climate change, etc.) and the need to protect the environment. Presented here and remains of dinosaurs (including the skeletons of barosaur and parasaurolophus), birds, reptiles and mammals of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and the Cenozoic era. It is also worth noting that the Museum owns the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess shale (Bergische shale in Yoho National Park), total number of more than 150000 copies. The separate attention is deserved and impressive about 3,000 samples a collection of minerals, meteorites, gemstones and rocks, among which the famous cerussite - "Light of the desert" and the Tagish meteorite.

Gallery of world culture to show guests of the Museum with objects of art from East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as the cultural history of Canada and Europe, ranging from the prehistoric period to the present day. At the Royal Ontario Museum you can admire beautiful wall paintings from Chinese temple period of the yuan dynasty (1271-1368) and wooden sculptures of Bodhisattvas (12-15 century). There is a Museum and one of the famous glazed ceramic sculptures Yixian period, Liao dynasty (907-1125). No less interesting and Egyptian sarcophagus with a mummy "Djedmaatesankh" from Luxor, the bust of Cleopatra VII Philopator, the statue of the goddess Sekhmet, the book of the dead from the tomb of Amenemhat, the sculpture by Mumbai artist Navjot of Altata "the Blue lady", as well as the tomb of General Zu Dashou (also known as the "Ming Tomb") and the armour of the Earl of Pembroke William Herbert.

In addition to the permanent exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum regularly holds various temporary exhibitions. Engaged in Museum research activities.