What Curators Do
- 1968 - 1982
Brian Musslewhite joined the ROM as a young man. One of his first tasks was to keep the period rooms clean. They were not glassed in as they are today and there was always debris. The Victorian Room featured a beagle - one of our collection of pets donated by Toronto families - and people frequently left dog biscuits. Once, Brian was interrupted while cleaning and called away. He later received a phone call from one of the teachers: "When was Windex invented and why is there a spray bottle in the Victorian Room?