Current Exhibitions

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? 
Genizot presents new work from internationally acclaimed author and artist Bernice Eisenstein
Photo exploration of the Royal Ontario Museum created by Michael Awad.
Explore every linear foot of the ROM, revealed like never before, in this intriguing exhibition.
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.
Detail of illustrated manuscript.
Celebrating a century of collecting at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Portrait of Charles Trick Currelly as a young man.
The ROM's first Director of Archaeology.
Textile reproduction of a fly.
Textile interpretations of some of our most iconic objects
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.
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
Image: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies: Remarkable Fossils from South Africa
A rare opportunity to see real dinosaur eggs and babies!
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.
Family Service Toronto opened Bolton Camp in 1922.
For 100 years, social work has made a significant impact in Toronto
See portraits of Sir Edmund, the ROM's first chairman, and his wife, Lady Walker.