Emily and Kyle met in line with hundreds of others at the architectural opening of the ROM’s crystal June 2nd 2007. The line was long and they stood for 2 hours talking as they waited to see the new ROM. A lot can happen in 2 hours! It was appropriate that almost six years later, June 24th...
Bishop William White of Honan calls on Currelly. For the next decade they work to build the collections – from early bronzes to the great wall paintings in the gallery named after him.
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.
Louise Hawley Stone donates $2 million to endow a permanent curatorial position, a chair in Far Eastern Art named for her. (In 2013 there are 8 endowed curatorships)
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.
A Royal Commission on the Future of the University recommends establishing a university museum. Sir Edmund Walker has had a concept in mind for at least 20 years. “Every year’s delay is a misfortune, not only to the education of the students.... but to the education and material welfare of the...
Two of the ROM's unions were on strike for 6 weeks.
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.
The space exhibition may have influenced Col R S McLaughlin to donate $2m for a planetarium and a further million as an endowment fund. (Dr Meen, Chief Mineralogist, had been trying to raise interest for a decade). The University donated the land. At this point, there was again so much...
Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.