ROM Ancient Cultures

From early human ancestors in China to the technological innovations of Mesopotamia to the global economy of ancient Rome, ancient cultures help us understand the diversity of human experience.ROM archaeologists excavate around the world. Back at the museum, our staff analyze and conserve the ROM’s artifact collections. And our broader community of archaeology enthusiasts and experts share insight and data globally. How can information about past cultures help us understand our present world and plan for the future? Get involved and be part of the conversation!

ROM Ancient Cultures explores the civilizations of the past and their relevance today.


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ROM Speaks Art

Jade: China's Immortal Stone

Celebrate the ancient Chinese tradition of jade sculpture with international scholar Jenny F. So.

Jade has been an integral part of Chinese art and culture for over 5,000 years. As recently as 2008, this precious stone, highly valued in Chinese society, was a featured element of the Beijing...

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Mithraic relief

Explore the many facets of ancient Roman history and culture in this day-long workshop with ROM Educator George Hewson. From Caesar to Colosseum, this in-depth introduction will include visits to the ROM's permanent collections, illustrated talks, and hand-on classroom experiences. Lunch is in included in registration.  

Instructor: George Hewson

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ROM Speaks Culture

From fascinating to thought-provoking, ROMSpeaks presents compelling voices on hot topics. Explore engaging issues at the ROM and experience our world, discussed.