ROM Contemporary Culture

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

ROM Contemporary Culture is a catalyst that engages today’s leading creators and thinkers who challenge us to look at our world anew, show us historical linkages, and point us to future possibilities. I am excited to share content that will be engaging, surprising and, perhaps, a little unexpected.

Contemporary Culture is a broad area that offers many points of entry.  As an encyclopaedic museum of natural history and world culture, the ROM provides unique opportunities to intersect ideas across disciplines and time.

I look forward to building the RCC community together with ROM curators, colleagues, volunteers, and external partners to connect ideas, objects, and people as we consider our ever changing world and our connections to each other. 

I invite you to join us!

Ann Webb
Managing Director
ROM Contemporary Culture

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Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything exhibition at the ROM, January 31 to April 26, 2015


What's New

Category: Video
Salgado Video Thumbnail

World renowned photojournalist Sebastião Salgado visits the ROM to discuss GENESIS, a photographic essay eight years in the making.

Sebastião Salgado was born on 8 February 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris, France.

Salgado has travelled to over 100 countries for his photographic projects and been widely published.

Category: Blog Post
Google+ Hangout on Air, photo courtesy of Brennan Caverhill.

Yesterday the ROM held our first Google+ Hangout on Air, the first museum in Canada to do so. There's more to come every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon EST until April 30th.

Category: Blog Post
The National Institute of Design (NID)

Senior Preparator, Bob Walsh was asked to give a talk on his specialty, exhibit lighting design, by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.