The launch of what has become a popular annual fundraising event. Curators enjoy lying and attendees are fascinated by the challenges they are given. The proceeds from the first one go to support the web site.which has been launched without extra funding.
Lindsay Sharp is appointed. He comes to the ROM from museum experiences in England and in Australia. His title (a first) is President and CEO. Here he talks about how he was hired.
Two of the ROM's unions were on strike for 6 weeks.
William Thorsell is appointed President and CEO. Soon follows the announcement of the most ambitious renovation yet. The Master Plan costing $200 million is called Renaissance ROM. Here he talks about his arrival at the ROM.
The exhibition opens in November with good attendance at the public programs. Early in the next year, protests begin and escalate. ROM changes the process by which exhibitions are proposed and approved. Full text of the catalogue may be found at...