Argyle House is demolished. Construction begins. The new wing had been in the original plan, and it was hoped that a later phase would fill in the additional spaces between old and new buildings. This hope remains unfulfilled for a further 50 years.
Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.
John McNeill is appointed Director. Coming to Toronto from a professorship in botany at the University of Ottawa, he has been the Associate Director, Curatorial.Here he speaks of his mandate.
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...
Improving access to the ROM, hours are extended. The museum is open on Mondays 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 9pm; Sunday 1 pm - 9pm. In Toronto the Good, Sunday openings are still somewhat of a novelty.
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...
New wing opens at a cost of $1.8m. Staff have their own keys to the new front door and many have a numbered parking space in the courtyard.
At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.
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.
We liked this scene so much that we commissioned a poster