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Currelly of the ROM

Added: July 9, 2014 - 13:21

Contexts: Lectures at the ROM

Julia Matthews, Currelly Society

Charles Trick Currelly, a small town Ontario boy, grew up to
have many adventures that coalesced in pursuit of a single
mission: to establish a museum in Toronto that would demonstrate
to its citizens the ways and means of other civilizations so that they
would understand the foundations of their world.
People still speak of him as the first director of the ROM. He was
indeed the first director of the ROM of Archaeology. (However,
there were four other ROMs with their own distinguished directors,
who sometimes became annoyed at the attention Currelly
commanded.) It was his belief that what the people really wanted
to see were the artifacts in his museum. Until his retirement at the
age of 70, he worked hard to further the breadth of the collections
and the reputation of the place.
 
Event held on May 28, 2014

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