James Cruise is appointed Director. A botanist, he has been recruited from the University of Toronto. For the next decade, he oversees physical expansion and a new mission that is captioned “Meaningful Survival”. Almost immediately, the dream must be revised, as the provincial government...
The Foundation is established to be responsible for all philanthropic activities in support of the Museum's highest priorities. Nowadays, the office of the ROM Governors is supported by an independent Board which provides leadership in a wide range of activities supporting ROM programs,...
Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.
Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”
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 $10 million to Renaissance ROM.
ROM changed my life by giving me the opportunity to volunteer at the Biodiversity Gallery. A dream come true. I got to work and meet some very talented and dedicated people and my life was made better for it. I was able to write articles for the Gallery's newsletter sharing adventures and...
Currelly moves into basement even before the roof is completed and begins to unpack material he has collected in Europe and Egypt.
At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.
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.
Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.