The ROM is fortunate that Sir Edmund Walker believed in a museum for Toronto that would be both academic and public. He was able to gather all the stakeholders together so that the initial funding would be 50:50 government and university. As President of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, as well as...
These two fisheye lens images make a study in ROM evolution
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.
When I was a girl in Grade School, my parents allowed me to take the bus and streetcar, by myself, down to the Museum every Sunday afternoon. I guess the world seemed a safer place in those days. My first visit had been with my Brownie troop, little girls marching up and down the grand stairway,...
Since the doors officially opened on March 19, 1914, 5 million visitors have walked through the galleries.
Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.
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...
I used to kill time before U of T evening midterms by visiting the ROM. One evening while in the Natural History exhibit (the stuffed animals) I overheard a young boy ask his mom why the beaver had a flat tail. Mom replied, "That isn't his real tail, it is just the museum's...
Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.
Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”