Current Exhibitions

Iguana
Specially Priced Exhibition Opens November 22, 2014
Found in more than a dozen tiny pieces, this reconstructed "mini-pot" has incised shoulder decoration typical of Late Woodland period ceramics in Ontario. Some scholars suggest that mini-pots may have been practice pots made by children.
Do you know what lies beneath your feet? 
Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa reflects upon the Berlin Conference, a critical event in African history
Genizot presents new work from internationally acclaimed author and artist Bernice Eisenstein
Ancient textile with inscription "Victory from Allah to the servant of Allah"
A rare glimpse at archaeological textiles and costumes.
Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting
Izzy Camillieri and the ROM turn clothing design on its head as we explore fashion inspired by function.
"The Peacock Skirt", Plate V from "Salome" by Oscar Wilde (English, 1854-1900) Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (English, 1872 –1898) Lithograph printed on wove paper London, England 1894 Gift of Sir William C.C Van Horne 946x97.7.5
Explore a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation.
Portrait of Charles Trick Currelly as a young man.
The ROM's first Director of Archaeology.
Detail of illustrated manuscript.
Celebrating a century of collecting at the Royal Ontario Museum.
New Dino Unearthed
A new dinosaur has been discovered--with a strange feature never seen before!
Luohan Figure (glazed earthenware), Lio - Jin Dynasty, China, 11th century
An exploration into some of the founding donors who helped build the ROM’s Asian Collections and foster our long standing relationship with cultural China.
Textile reproduction of a fly.
Textile interpretations of some of our most iconic objects
Painting of river rapids. French River Rapids by Paul Kane, 1849–1856. Oil on canvas. ROM 912.1.2; Gift of Sir Edmund Osler.
This display explores the symbiotic relationship between art history and archaeology through the works of Paul Kane.
Image: Jane Ash Poitras, Buffalo Seed. Mixed media, oil on canvas, 2004.
Four paintings explore colonialism and traditional knowledge of the therapeutic properties and spiritual significance of plants
Fish specimen on white background.
See some of the oldest and rarest specimens from the ROM's Ichthyology collection and celebrate a milestone with the cataloging of the ROM's 100,000th fish.
Where do you belong?
We all come from somewhere. We’ve had unique life experiences. We are going in different directions. We may feel that we belong in one place, in many places, or nowhere.
See portraits of Sir Edmund, the ROM's first chairman, and his wife, Lady Walker.
Family Service Toronto opened Bolton Camp in 1922.
For 100 years, social work has made a significant impact in Toronto
The Minoan goddess in her display case
NOW OPEN Eaton Gallery of Rome, Level 3
Mounted Passenger Pigeons.
A thought provoking exploration of the demise of one of the most abundant species in the world, the year the ROM opened its doors.