ROM Contemporary Culture

Following a 20-year history of culturally diverse programming, the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM (ICC at the ROM) is now one of the Museum’s first Centres of Discovery and has a new name, ROM Contemporary Culture.

ROM Contemporary Culture connects us to our world and to each other by engaging with ROM research and collections, as well as local, national and international artists, creators and thought leaders. ROM Contemporary Culture links the past to the present while pointing to future possibilities. Imaginative, experimental, and eclectic in its approach we explore new ideas and new technologies to raise provocative questions about the natural world, living cultures, and the creative mind.

Over the last several years, the centre has tackled a rich history of topics ranging from homelessness to photojournalism, and from graffiti to the impact of oil refinement on our landscapes.  Artists and thinkers from Canada, China, Cuba, Japan, Nigeria, Romania, and the US all helped deepen our perspectives on the cultures and countries reflected in the ROM’s collections. We encourage you to connect on social media, at our programs and in our community.
 

To join the ROM Contemporary Culture mail list for future updates on programs and special exhibitions click here.

 

 

 

What's New

Category: Blog Post
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Category: Podcast
ROM Speaks: Cultural Genocide in Iraq & Syria

The destruction of cultural heritage and looting of archaeological sites by ISIS in Iraq and Syria is unprecedented. What has been lost? What is the significance of these losses? Why is ISIS committing these acts? What is being done about it? What can we do? Get informed. Take a stand. Join the conversation at the ROM.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Series

The ROM welcomes two world reknown artists, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Anusha Yadav, creator of the Indian Memory Project, to discuss the importance of photography in exploring issues such as national identity, collective memory, and social transformation.