Give the gift that gives all year long! Your friends and loved ones will enjoy the Museum’s treasures long after the holiday is over. Membership includes free unlimited admission to the ROM and to major exhibitions including, Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World, exclusive Member Previews, free subscription to ROM Magazine and Let’s ROM, discounts in ROM shops, restaurants, on programs, courses and events and so much more. ROM Members also save up to $20 on gift memberships. For details or to purchase a gift membership visit www.rom.on.ca/members or call 416.586.5700.
The first children’s book published by ROM Press, Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle: Out of the Bat Cave, is now available for purchase. This delightful book makes a unique, entertaining and educational children’s holiday gift, capturing the ROM experience through the eyes of a little lost bat named Burton who discovers the wonders of the ROM’s galleries and exhibitions. In an all-night adventure, he explores the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures and the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume and finally has to use his own special bat abilities to make it home safely before daybreak. Author Denise Dias and illustrator Lara Winterhalt will be in attendance in the ROM Museum Store on December 4, 2012 from 3 to 4 pm to sign member copies. Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle is available for $19.99.
Add depth, texture, and colour to any sartorial composition with our South Asian Dagger scarf, based on a decorative shield from ROM’s South Asian collection. Perfect for the fashion forward, the motif is based on earlier 17th century designs form the Mughal and Rajput courts. Combining ingenious engineering with artistic design, it is created using a technique called Minakari involving chiseled low relief into which coloured enamel is applied. Such pieces were worn decoratively on ceremonial occasions and played a role in social and cultural rituals, indicating status and honour. This item is exclusive to the ROM Museum Store and is available for $43.20.
Inspired by the ROM’s c5 Restaurant Lounge, this mouth-blown carafe can be used for water, wine, or as an elegant flower vase. This Scandinavian design comes in clear glass with a purple crystal orb stopper and retails for $89.99 in the ROM Museum Store. ROM Members receive a discount price of $80.99. Also find the partnering Barbara Vase that retails for $99.99, Members pay $89.99.
Encourage creative play with this majestic life-like plush toy, modeled after Canadian polar bears. The solid steel framework is made with all kid-safe materials. This creamy white faux fur bear is ideal as a centrepiece for any play area. This item is recommended for children’ aged 3+ and is available in the ROM Museum Store for $199.99.
Discover authentic and intricately hand carved pieces like the Guro Mask from the Ivory Coast, perfect as a unique accent to any room (stand included and approx. 22" height). This item is available in the ROM Museum Store for $199.99.