Stories

New Director

New Director

by Julia Matthews

1990s

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

Updating Visitors' First Impresssions

Updating Visitors' First Impresssions

by Julia Matthews

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

by Julia Matthews

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...

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

Remember the Popcorn Vendor?

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

We liked this scene so  much that we commissioned a poster

PROM - a New Tradition

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Young Patron's Circle hosts the inaugural party called PROM in the tradition of excellent parties.