Kay Sunahara

Kay Sunahara in collections storage at the ROM

Kay Sunahara

Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Byzantine Collections Technician

Area: World Cultures, Ancient Cultures

Interests: Archaeology & Collections management

Exhibitions & Galleries: Eaton Gallery of Rome, Toby & Joey Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East, Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium, A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus, Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean, Gallery of Greece, Pompeii


Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, 2003

M.A., Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough, 1995

B.A. (Honours), Anthropology & Fine Art History, University of Toronto, 1992

ROM Blog



  • ROM Revealed - Greek & Roman Lab
  • Moving a helmet from the Gallery of Greece for study
  • Kay with interns
  • Re-seating a rare Bronze Age shield in collections storage
  • Examining a helmet for the Fact or Falsehood display
  • in situ artifact recording - Image by Holley Moyes

Research Projects

A core part of the archaeological science research at the ROM is the Ceramic Petrology Laboratory.


Authored by: Kay Sunahara

Authored by: Kay Sunahara