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

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ROM Speaks

Join internationally renowned scholar Joshua Mostow as he explores the roles of gender, sexuality and erotic art in Japanese culture, from the Edo period and beyond. Please note that this lecture will contain explicit images and discussions of a sexual nature and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.

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ROMSpeaks Kitchen Conversations

Join Certified Advanced Sake Professional Michael Tremblay at the Royal Ontario Museum for this formal guided tasting and introduction to sake, designed to demystify and engage. This special evening event will delve into the basics of sake, its production and history, and the culture that created it. Sampling will include sake not readily available in Ontario, brought to you by some of the world's best producers.

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Egyptian Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Photo courtesy Adrian Wyld, Toronto Star


Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is an Egyptian-Canadian award-winning journalist and author. Fahmy has worked extensively in the Middle East.