Stories

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

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1980s

We liked this scene so  much that we commissioned a poster

Updating Visitors' First Impresssions

Updating Visitors' First Impresssions

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1970s

During the 70s, there were no big changes to the buildings,  but small touches such as new glass doors, removal of turnstiles, and an information kiosk in the Rotunda were instituted. Outdoors there were display cases and benches. One small new construction contained a cafeteria, a children’s...

A Wonderful Gift

A Wonderful Gift

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1990s

Herman Hertzog Levy leaves $15 million for the purchase of Chinese bronzes, jades, ceramics, and sculpture. He has already donated many marvellous objects from his own collections. One interesting proviso is that the funds must be spent within 5 years, and so the curators he trusted are able to bid...

17th millionth visitor

17th millionth visitor

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1960s

Following the opening of ROM's doors on March 19, 1914, 17 million visitors have walked through the galleries. In a decade, attendance has grown by 6 million visitors.

Doors Open

Doors Open

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1900s

March 19, 1914 is ROM's official opening day. There were 20 staff members. Hours were 10 am to 5:00 pm. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays were free admission; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays cost 15c. The day’s events included both a luncheon and a dinner at the York Club nearby, with the...

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

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2010s

The new space for blockbuster exhibitions is tested.

Admission fees rise

Admission fees rise

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1990s

Admission fees jump to $8

An Old Friend

An Old Friend

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1980s

I have always loved the Museum. I would spend every minute that I could there, sometimes doing my homework in the company of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs or dinosaurs. I loved everything about the museum. When I started working, one of the first things I did was purchase a lifetime membership to the...

Real Bones

Real Bones

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2010s

The ROM was the first place that I saw real dinosaur bones.The collections and staff have helped fuel my life longdream of becoming a palaeontologist.

Dinomobile Tours the Province

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1990s

The ROM acquires a new van. Did it visit your town?