This is one of my favourite images. We don't have a date or a name. To me, it conveys perfectly the connection with objects that we can foster.
When I was a girl in Grade School, my parents allowed me to take the bus and streetcar, by myself, down to the Museum every Sunday afternoon. I guess the world seemed a safer place in those days. My first visit had been with my Brownie troop, little girls marching up and down the grand stairway,...
A new Royal Ontario Museum Act increases the size of the Board of Trustees and moves the control and budget entirely to the University of Toronto as a department. There are four discipline museums (Zoology; Palaeontology; Mineralogy & Geology; Archaeology) plus a Division of Extension, which...
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.
Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”
There were many firsts for Dr. Fritz.. She joined the Palaeontology department in 1927, having completed her doctorate (the first woman to receive a PhD in Geology at U of T) under Dr. Parks. She loved teaching and was a prolific writer. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (the...
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.
Sylvia Hahn, an artist on staff, completed four murals in what was then the Armour Court. Displays of armour were a popular museum feature. Charles Currelly, Director of the ROM of Archaeology, thought that armour was an important resource for teaching about history and craftsmanship. Keeping...
Sigmund Samuel, who has been an important donor as well as a collector in his own right, pays for a building to house the fine and decorative art and rare books that he has donated, as well as the provincial archives. This building remains as a second ROM location until very recently and shows up...
Peter Swann is announced as the next Director. In 1966, he tackles the space issue first. The ROM must expand or choke to death.