Stories

Raising the Last Beam

Raising the Last Beam

by Julia Matthews

2000s

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

Curator Poses

Curator Poses

by Julia Matthews

2000s

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Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Daniel Libeskind is announced as the architect for the project, following an international search. He sketches his idea on napkins from the ROM's restaurant.

Lions on the Move (Again!)

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Demolition of the Terrace Galleries reuires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they are today.

Hilary Weston Leads Campaign

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Hilary Weston leads the fundraising campaign, which will restore the heritage architecture and build "the crystal". She announces a gift of $30 million from Michael Lee Chin, the largest gift to a museum in Canadian history.

90th Birthday

90th Birthday

by Julia Matthews

2000s

A birthday party with cake and balloons is also the chance to announce that the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Hilary and Galen Weston will donate $20 million each.