First ROM Employee

1900s

First ROM Employee

Era: 

  • 1905 - 1914
  • man beside tent in Egypt

    Young Currelly in the field.

Charles Trick Currelly is appointed a collector for the University of Toronto at $500/year salary. He is working on excavations in Egypt and when back in Toronto, he arranges to display some of the material collected so that the people he is cultivating will be infected with enthusiasm and write cheques. He does not yet know whether he will be able to work at a college museum or  whether plans for a big university museum will succeed. Meanwhile, he is learning to be a museum man.

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