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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By Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts

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Artist, Navjot, speaks about the (Untitled) "Blue Lady", one of the Royal Ontario Museum's iconic treasures. A modern twist on conventional South Asian art, the larger than life sculpture represents a goddess of fertility, and is painted a brilliant blue, a traditional Hindu colour of divinity.

Category: Video

Dr. Deepali Dewan, Curator of South Asian Arts and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, discusses representations of women in South Asian Art using artifacts on display in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery.