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: Exhibition

November 25, 2006 - Summer 2007

A fascinating exploration of Buddhist and Daoist deities.

Category: Exhibition

Incorporating evocative objects from the Museum's collections, this thought-provoking exhibition presents eight contemporary Aboriginal artists whose works explore the ways in which past and present continue to merge and shape one another.

Category: Exhibition

The Royal Ontario Museum and The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM celebrate the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto with the display of AIDS, a sculpture by the Canadian art collective General Idea. Created in 1989 and inspired by Robert Indiana's 1970 LOVE sculpture, it is an artifact from a time in Canada when AIDS dominated the headlines. It is a poignant reminder that the disease remains a concern today in Canada and in many other parts of the world.