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: Event
ROM Speaks Series

Celebrate the closing of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano with a gastronomic extravaganza of Neopolitan food and drink. We will take you on a journey of the best wines and food that Italy has to offer. Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the exhibition.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations

Celebrate the world of Neopolitan gastronomy with Michelin Star Chef Iaccarino from the Campania region.  Chef Iaccarino's menu will bring to life the cuisine and terroir of the Sorrentine coastline of the Neapolitan region. Chef Iacacarino’s rare appearance in North America is sponsored by the Italian Consulate General.

Category: Podcast
ROM Speaks: Cultural Genocide in Iraq & Syria

The destruction of cultural heritage and looting of archaeological sites by ISIS in Iraq and Syria is unprecedented. What has been lost? What is the significance of these losses? Why is ISIS committing these acts? What is being done about it? What can we do? Get informed. Take a stand. Join the conversation at the ROM.