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.

What's New

Category: Blog Post
Photo of the Royal Ontario Museum looking east towards the rotunda

New #emptyROM photos from our friend Bora!

Category: Event
Mexican Day of the Dead decorative skulls.

FREE. RSVP Required.

Category: Event
ROM Friday Night Live presented by Ford

Toronto's most unique social destination is back with a new season of  drinks, food, and live music. Dance the night away among our fossils and rub elbows with history.