Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.
I used to work as a volunteer in the ROM's Hands On Biodiversity Gallery in the early 2000s. I always loved coming to the Gallery and seeing the honey bees busily working away in their hive.
It was late on a Friday in my first summer here when my coworker and I found ourselves with some spare time on our hands. We stuffed a labcoat and made a fairly lifelike torso.
This video shows the beginnings of the Discovery Room. It became a bigger gallery and then evolved into more hands on spaces in the ROM. Some of these original boxes are still available in the Hands on Biodiversity Gallery, for instance.
The opening gala for the 1959 exhibition "Masks: the Many Faces of Man" was great fun. Museum design staff provided some spectacular examples, but the guests rose to the occasion as well.
I volunteered for the Summer Club at the ROM in 2008. I had previously travelled there on numerous school field trips, and the Museum has always held a special place in my heart.
Friday, February 1, 2008
I remember performing at the ROM's Canada Court in Feb, 2008. It was a world music concert where I was accomapnying the sitar maestro, Irshad Khan, and his fusion ensemble on keyboards/synthesizers.
David Barr, who held curatorial and managerial positions at the ROM, was always an early adaptor. Recently, he enrolled in a MOOC and this is his first assignment: to create a digital object.
ROM changed my life by giving me the opportunity to volunteer at the Biodiversity Gallery. A dream come true. I got to work and meet some very talented and dedicated people and my life was made better for it.
Free admission (after 4:30) on Friday nights launches and is a huge success from the start...