Sigmund Samuel, who has been an important donor as well as a collector in his own right, pays for a building to house the fine and decorative art and rare books that he has donated, as well as the provincial archives. This building remains as a second ROM location until very recently and shows up...
At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.
A major organisational change results in three streams: curatorial; education and communication; and administration and facilities. Finance Committee at Queen ‘s Park calls senior managers to explain cost overruns. The first 25 year service dinner is held and staff are presented with a lapel pin...
As a Centennial project (Canada's 100th) Toronto school children raise funds for a protoceratops specimen. Publicity for this project is typical of the new ways of community building.
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.
Admission fees jump to $8
Charles Trick Currelly is appointed a collector for the University of Toronto at $500/year salary. He is working on excavations in Egypt and when back in Toronto, he arranges to display some of the material collected so that the people he is cultivating will be infected with enthusiasm and write...
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,...
Sylvia Hahn, an artist on staff, completed four murals in what was then the Armour Court. Displays of armour were a popular museum feature. Charles Currelly, Director of the ROM of Archaeology, thought that armour was an important resource for teaching about history and craftsmanship. Keeping...
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.