What is a Travelling Exhibition?
Imagine the wonder, excitement and knowledge found within our galleries, packaged in display cases and crates, which then travel all over Canada to be seen by hundreds of thousands of eager visitors. Travelling exhibitions bring the ROM’s collections, research and expertise to those institutions whose communities cannot readily visit the Museum. We circulate our travelling exhibitions to provincial museums, art galleries, libraries, hospitals and other public institutions. A travelling exhibition consists of display cases with objects as well as contextual information (e.g. images, maps) on panels.
Currently, the ROM has nine travelling exhibitions in circulation. They highlight a range of subjects, from science to art and culture from Canada and across the globe.
Current and Past Locations of The ROM's Travelling Exhibitions
View ROM Travelling Exhibits in a larger map
Travelling exhibitions fall under two categories:
1. World Cultures
- Arts of China
- Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys and Sports
- Egypt, Gift of the Nile
- Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia
- Iroquois Beadwork: Through the Voices of Beads
2. Nature and Science
- Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario
- Hands On Nature
- Northern Owls
- Seeds in Disguise: The Biology and Lore of Ornamental Seeds
For more information about booking a travelling exhibition for your venue, please contact:
Travelling Exhibitions' Coordinator
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
For information on special exhibitions on display at the Museum itself, please see current exhibitions.