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: Blog Post

Photos by Jamaal Merrick from our first #emptyROM tour

Category: Event
Create your story, out of clay, visual media, and other animated mediums! Burton Pipistrelle in the Dinosaur Gallery. By Denise Dias and Tara Winterhalt, 2011

Trace the ancient roots of modern superheroes like Superman and Wonder Woman, and let the myths and legends of different cultures inspire your own unique character creations. Use pen, ink, clay, and cameras to produce comics, cartoons, and Manga-style illustrations. In your quest to animate the past, experiment with a variety of techniques including flip-book, and stop motion animation.