Theodore A. Heinrich, Director, 1955-1962

1950s

Theodore A. Heinrich, Director, 1955-1962

Era: 

  • 1933 - 1968
  • Heinrich dances with Margaret Walker

    The Director dances with Margaret Walker, his secretary, who was responsible for organizing the intstitutional archives

  • Heinrich with cigarette in profile

    "Are We Culturally Cold?" asks the headline in this issue of Mayfair magazine

Theodore Heinrich is appointed Director, the first for a single ROM. He has come from New York and is a novelty in Toronto the Good.  A new era begins with a flurry of restructuring. Salaries are studied. When the subway is being built (in ’59), there is restricted access but the stop gets a strategic name, thanks to him. A first Public Relations officer is appointed, Duncan Cameron, who conducts the first museum visitor studies in North America.

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