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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Category: Event
The ROM Goddess on display in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

Members only. Registration is required.  Space is limited. No waiting list.

Kate Cooper will reveal the story of the 'Minoan' Goddess and discuss whether science is today able to resolve the question of date.

Category: Event
Armed only your wits, dice and imagination- prepare for Dungeons & Dragons!

Learn about legends, monsters, scrolls, and weapons from the actual cultures and artifacts upon which Dungeons & Dragons-style games are based. Use your imagination to bring it all to life while playing an on-going campaign in the ROM-inspired world of Elaran. Create characters, strategize, and try to stay on the Dungeon Master’s good side!

Category: Blog Post
Emily cleaning Neoclassical Chandelier with tools and supplies. Photos by Jaime Clifton-Ross

This spotlight post--featuring ROM conservation intern Emily Ricketts--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current artefact conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.