• 1982 - 2000
In 1992 there was a competition for Toronto teachers to be seconded to the ROM's Education Department. I made it to the final three, finished my interview, and went home to wait over the weekend for the decision. My wife rented a film so we could relax on Friday night. When the opening scene took place in what was clearly in the ROM, she said that it meant I would surely be selected. And she was right! Working at the ROM has changed my life.
Editor's note: The film was "Deceived" (1991) a thriller starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard, with a bijou role for Jan Rubes. Many staff remember being consulted eg. what kind of briefcase would a conservator carry?