mummies

Earliest Memories

Visiting the ROM was probably my first childhood memory, and as far as I know it's what got me hooked on history. From the perspective of a three year old, the place was massive.

man and woman unwrapping a mummy

Scary Mummy

About 1946, when I was 2 years old, my Grandparents were babysitting me in Toronto while my mother was expecting a baby. My Granddad took me to the ROM for the first time.

mummy in open case

Partial to Pyramids?

The memory is fleeting but it seems to me the gallery that housed the ROM’s mummy Anjau was much more spacious and brightly lit when I first visited him 26 years ago.

CIBC tower 1930

My Three Things

When I was a kid, I was lucky to live close enough to the ROM to visit it on my own. And I did, frequently.