Stories

Cuyler Young, Director, 1985 - 1990

Cuyler Young, Director, 1985 - 1990

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

Cuyler Young is appointed Director. He has been a curator, conducting archaeological digs, especially at Godin Tepe.

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

We liked this scene so  much that we commissioned a poster

Strikes

by Julia Matthews

1980s

Two of the unions were on strike for 6 weeks.

Friday Nights

by Julia Matthews

1990s

Free admission (after 4:30) on Friday nights launches and is a huge success from the start...

Dinomobile Tours the Province

by Julia Matthews

1990s

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

"Largest Bequest to a Museum"

"Largest Bequest to a Museum"

by Julia Matthews

1990s

Louise Hawley Stone leaves a $45 million trust fund to support the purchase of artifacts and specimens and to support museum publications.

Lions on the Move

Lions on the Move

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

After arriving in Toronto and presiding over a special gallery, for a few years, the lions watched over Bloor Street. Then they went indoors again and within a few years found a place outdoors, where they wear special coats in winter.

New Director

New Director

by Julia Matthews

1990s

Lindasy Sharp is appointed. He comes to the ROM from Australia and is a museum man. His title is President and CEO.

New Director

New Director

by Julia Matthews

1990s

John McNeill is appointed Director. He has been the Associate Director, Curatorial.

Fact? or Fiction?

by Julia Matthews

1990s

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.