The Lossie Lane Quilt: A Testimony of Friendship Between Two Black Pioneer Settlers A story about Black Pioneer Lossie Lane, her love of quilting, and her friendship with Ivy Beaver.
A Tale of Two Curators Find out why an Ornithologist and Quaternary Palaeontologist are working together to study local nesting boxes.
A Modern-day Mammoth Search Party Our Quaternary Palaeontology team recently explored the river valley.
(Bio-)Diversity reloaded: the adventures of a citizen scientist in Edmonton How citizen scientists can help expand our knowledge of Alberta biodiversity
The Eastern Star Comes to Alberta For Francophonie Month, we dive into the story of early Alberta settler Diana Nadeau, and the special quilt she brought along for the journey.
Meet your new neighbour! There is a new lady beetle in Alberta called Hippodamia variegata, aka the Varigated Lady Beetle.
Buried Treasure – panning for gold in Edmonton’s river valley Dig into the history of gold panning in Edmonton and learn how to pan for gold yourself!
Indigenous Artistry Video Series Our new video series capturing the beauty of Indigenous artistry from beading and quillwork to tufting and fish scale art.
Women in STEM: Challenges and Barriers Despite the relative increase in women in science in Canada and around the world, they still face challenges and barriers.
The artistry of an Octopus Bag Octopus bags, named for their eight legs, are a beautiful representation of love.
The History of RAM Take a look at some of the milestones the Royal Alberta Museum achieved over the years.
Telling the untold; preserving LGBTQ2S+ history in Alberta Highlighting work done by local historians across Alberta to preserve LGBTQ2S+ history.
Science Literacy Week Resource List A resources list to learn more about this year's Science Literacy Week theme of climate change
How to Quilt a Mammoth Learn how to quilt your own mammoth! Plus, learn about the quilts in RAM's collection
Lightning in a bottle How can a museum capture the story of the devastating 1987 Black Friday tornado?
Get to know: Jessica Sanderson-Barry My name is Jess Sanderson-Barry, a nêhiyaw-iskwêw and mother from Chakastaypasin Band, Treaty Six Territory.
Camels... in Alberta? By Kristine Fedyniak, Assistant Curator, Archaeology, and Chris Jass, Curator, Quaternary Palaeontology
Pride Month Reading List We reached out to The Pride Centre of Edmonton, and Calgary Outlink for their favourite book recommendations.
Are these invasive or just introduced? Why are invasive species harmful? And why don’t all introduced species become invasive?
Chinese Head tax: George Yee’s story By Julia Petrov, Curator, Daily Life and Leisure, And Matthew Ostapchuk, Acting Curator, Military and Government History
Challenging Women of Alberta In honour of this year's International Women's Day theme, we’re honouring seven women who challenged gender bias and inequality in Albert.
Fil Fraser, Canada's First Black Broadcaster Fil Fraser (1932-2017) was a pioneering Black Canadian broadcaster, journalist, author, producer, humanitarian, and educator.
How to make chocolate poops for Valentine's Day How about making these animal poop chocolates inspired by the real poop of iconic Alberta animals!
Black History in Alberta These stories, while often underrepresented or unknown, are essential to seeing the full picture of Canada’s and Alberta’s history.
Build a banjo and jam out! Follow in the tradition of these musicians, and make your own instrument!
A Pudding by Any Name: La Pouchine Truly a pudding by any name, this Métis recipe varies, as well from family to family. It is incredibly easy to make.
"The legend lives on" By Emma Knight, Assistant Curator, Indigenous Studies, and Matt Ostapchuk, Curator, Military and Government History
From Rags, to Ringlets By Nancy Nickolson, Family Programs Coordinator, and Julia Petrov, Acting Head of History
It came from summer camp... My earliest memories of camp include rolling hills, the cool lake, quaint cabins, and the monster that terrorized it all: Goatman.
Squish it Flat! Read on to discover more about the botany collections at RAM, and how to start pressing your own plants!
Why are these yellow birds turning red? Join Dr. Jocelyn Hudon, RAM Curator of Ornithology, as he digs into this strange, colour-shifting phenomenon.
Buttons! Small but Mighty For as long as there has been clothing, it would seem that buttons were used to hold two pieces of fabric or fur together.
Nature's Weavers Weavers have been making cloth for thousands of years, but birds have been weaving nests for much longer.
Keeping language alive - there's an app for that! We’ve compiled a list of a number of Indigenous language apps and resources that reach across the generations.
Indigenous History Resource List Immerse yourself in the heritage, diversity and strength of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
Sixties Scoop: Stories of Loss, Strength, and Hope By the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta, and Emma Knight, Assistant Curator, Indigenous Studies
"Time to go, George!" Have you ever heard of the goldfish club? What about the caterpillar club? If you're familiar with military or aviation history, these might ring a bell.
Indigenous Reading List Our list includes everything from books to introduce your children to the history of residential schools, to understanding the Indian Act and Indigenous Rights.
The mysterious gemstone button box During the move downtown, RAM staff discovered some strange – and extremely fancy! – boxes. Boxes with no keys, and no way to open them.
Honour Songs Featuring the work of Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt Moses. MJ is a Métis artist of Cree, Mohawk and French heritage from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta.
Which dinosaur has the most unique teeth? You probably feel like you know what dinosaur teeth looked like, right?
The fitted sheet - An Alberta invention, and folding nightmare Did you know the fitted sheet was invented in Alberta?
The Chief’s Daughter - Creations for the Generations Meet Karli Crowshoe of the Chief’s Daughter, and see her hat that is now a part of the RAM Collection
Explore our collection – in 3D! Check out 3D models of artifacts, specimens, and dioramas from the RAM collection
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science with RAM Curator Diana Tirlea and her daughter Sia
Fossil Fanatic: explore Ice Age fossils with Dr. Chris Jass Head into the Quaternary Palaeontology collection room with Dr. Chris Jass.
Hooray for Hats! In honour of National Hat Day, come check out all the great hats in the RAM collection.
Fly through our ornithology collection January 5 is National Bird Day! Check out some of the great specimens in our Ornithology collection.
Unboxing! 7 new coins in the RAM collection [Video] Unbox some impressive new coins in the RAM collection.
Curating your ultimate RAM visit Whether you're a nature-lover, a history buff, or a kiddo with energy to burn, we'll help you plan your RAM visit.
Intangible Alberta and the Magic Vintage Toys of Christmas Morning Remember your favourite toy when you were young? Remember how it felt almost magical?
Ghosts in the Vault - An Intangible Alberta Halloween Special With a collection of 2.5 million objects going back millions of years, we’re bound to have a few ghosts in our cabinets, right?
Intangible Alberta: Be kind, please remind... me about video rental stores! Video rentals stores are slowly becoming relics of the past, but few still remain in Alberta.
The Basket Tree (Part 2) In Part Two of this blog series, Skye teaches how to construct a birch bark basket.
Barking Up the Right Tree (Part 1) Follow along with former ISMI intern Skye and learn about harvesting birch bark to make baskets.