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

The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto presented the third annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on November 20, 2008. Glenn Lowry introduces his lecture, Oil and Sugar: Contemporary Art and Islamic Culture, examining relevant and topical cultural issues of international scope.

Category: Video

Sally Wenba Wu introduces the work and unique style of some of Shanghai's leading fashion designers on display in the exhibition Shanghai Kaleidoscope at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto until November 2, 2008. Shanghai's rapidly changing culture inspires more then just personal style in these compelling and wearable pieces.

Category: Video

On February 17, 2010, Dan Perjovschi spoke at the Royal Ontario Museum. Following his week-long stay drawing directly on the walls of the ICC's Roloff Beny Gallery, Perjovschi shared his thoughts on his work, his practice, and his experiences of working in museums and galleries all over the world.