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.

Groundbeaking Ceremony

by Julia Matthews

2000s

At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive.

90th Birthday

90th Birthday

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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 each donate $20 million to Renaissance ROM.

Hilary Weston Leads Campaign

Hilary Weston Leads Campaign

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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.

PROM - a New Tradition

PROM - a New Tradition

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Young Patron's Circle hosts the inaugural party called PROM in the tradition of excellent parties.

Curator Poses

Curator Poses

by Julia Matthews

2000s

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New Galleries

New Galleries

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

11 new galleries open over three years. The first two are the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs and the Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals. From Bloor Street there are tantalizing glimpses of bones.

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

by Julia Matthews

2010s

The new space for blockbusters is tried out.

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.

Lions on the Move (Again!)

Lions on the Move (Again!)

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.