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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Past groups have made magnificent murals. What will we make this time?!

Build your portfolio as you find inspiration from the ROM’s diverse galleries. Learn the fundamentals of art techniques from drawing to printmaking and get comfortable with various media including pencil, pastel, and paint. Once your portfolio is primed and ready, it’s time to share your work with an exhibition.

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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!

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Michael Lee-Chin Crystal lit in vibrant colours to celebrate the Architectural Opening, June 2007

Every object has a story. Now’s your chance to tell it! Stretch your imagination as you explore ROM galleries and tell the story of your museum.  Use storytelling, art and drama as you interact with the Museum's amazing collections and build your own adventures around them.