Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.
Peter Swann is announced as the next Director. In 1966, he tackles the space issue first. The ROM must expand or choke to death.
During the 70s, there were no big changes to the buildings, but small touches such as new glass doors, removal of turnstiles, and an information kiosk in the Rotunda were instituted. Outdoors there were display cases and benches. One small new construction contained a cafeteria, a children’s...
Louise Hawley Stone donates $2 million to endow a permanent curatorial position, a chair in Far Eastern Art named for her. (In 2013 there are 8 endowed curatorships)
The ROM is fortunate that Sir Edmund Walker believed in a museum for Toronto that would be both academic and public. He was able to gather all the stakeholders together so that the initial funding would be 50:50 government and university. As President of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, as well as...
John McNeill is appointed Director. Coming to Toronto from a professorship in botany at the University of Ottawa, he has been the Associate Director, Curatorial.Here he speaks of his mandate.
As a Centennial project (Canada's 100th) Toronto school children raise funds for a protoceratops specimen. Publicity for this project is typical of the new ways of community building.
Bishop William White of Honan calls on Currelly. For the next decade they work to build the collections – from early bronzes to the great wall paintings in the gallery named after him.
Young Patron's Circle hosts the inaugural party called PROM in the tradition of excellent parties.
The Foundation is established to be responsible for all philanthropic activities in support of the Museum's highest priorities. Nowadays, the office of the ROM Governors is supported by an independent Board which provides leadership in a wide range of activities supporting ROM programs,...