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
Learn how to combine paint, paper, fabric, clay and weird found objects to make funky and even useful Objets d'Art!

Get ready to flex your creative muscles in this offbeat approach to art. Learn how to combine paint, paper, fabric, clay and weird found objects to make funky and even useful Objets d'Art.  Venture to the ROM's Egyptian, Roman, Far Eastern and, Biodiversity galleries for inspiration as you create your own works of art!

Meet the Instructor: Kelsey McIver

Category: Event
The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers!

Take a journey across the continents as you listen to wondrous tales from around the world! The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers, and spur you on to spin your own tales of wonder!

Note: Child must be 4 years old on the first day of camp to register.

Category: Blog Post
Six-handled green glass jar - Blown glass with trailed handles, Syria - Late Roman - c. 300-425 AD, ROM #909.3.41   - The Walter Massey Collection - Height 12.9cm  Width 9.4cm  Diameter 7.6cm. ROM Photography.

Glass is probably the most fluid of solids. Looking at blown glass, such as that in the ROM's Chihuly exhibition, is like watching movement made still. If you look carefully at the handles of the perfectly preserved handles of this Roman glass vase from Syria (above), it looks as though it is still a fluid, still dynamically moving along its flow. In a way, that is because it is.