Stories

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

by Julia Matthews

2010s

The new space for blockbuster exhibitions is tested.

Streamlining, Budget woes, Celebrating

Streamlining, Budget woes, Celebrating

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

A major organisational change results in three streams: curatorial; education and communication; and administration and facilities. Finance Committee at Queen ‘s Park calls senior managers to explain cost overruns. The first 25 year service dinner is held and staff are presented with a lapel pin...

25c Admission

25c Admission

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1960s

Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”

Saturday Morning Club

Saturday Morning Club

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1920s

Saturday Morning Club is started by Ruth Home, a successor to Margaret MacLean. For 26 years, it was guided by artist and sculptor, Eugenia Berlin.  We hope that many people will share their stories about the effect that their experiences had on later lives.

Lions on the Move

Lions on the Move

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

After arriving in Toronto and presiding over a special gallery, for a few years, the lions watched over Bloor Street. Then they went indoors again and within a few years found a place outdoors, where they wear special coats in winter.

Free Rein

Free Rein

by Meg Beckel

1960s

My first experience with the ROM was in the mid 60’s when my brother and I participated in the Saturday Morning Club.  What is interesting is I have no recollection of adults being part of our experience.  I remember having free rein of the museum galleries and it being simply great.  Now .. I...

Admission fees rise

Admission fees rise

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1990s

Admission fees jump to $8

Raising the Last Beam

Raising the Last Beam

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.

11 millionth visitor

11 millionth visitor

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1950s

In just 13 years the ROM more than doubles its total attendance. Since opening its doors on March 19, 1914,  the ROM has welcomed 11 million visitors.

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.