ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

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The Emperor Shah Jahan spectates an elephant fight, Agra, 1633. Watercolour, artist unknown. Image courtesy Oliver Everett.

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Get a glimpse of the remarkable history of the Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who ruled India from 1628 to 1658, with the Islamic manuscript the Padshahnama, or chronicle of the King of the World.

Category: Blog Post
fishing boat in a harbour at sunset

I’m starting my Canada 150 blogging project in Newfoundland and Labrador. Why? To start, it is the province that lies geographically furthest east, and moving east to west is an easy organizational structure. More deeply, Newfoundland and Labrador was one of the last provinces to join Confederation with Canada in 1949. The vote was contentious and the margin of victory was slim.

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Fashion & Design

And what a century it was!  Fashion expert Dawna Pym introduces you to some of the ROM's newest acquisitions, and delves into the trends of the times.