Museum Volunteers committee is started, soon becoming the Department of Museum Volunteers. Over the years since, it has been a crucial force in fundraising and programming. For a long time, they were predominantly women but times have changed!
Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at the Royal Ontario Museum? In February 2012, my family and I were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum by one of the paleontologists who works there. Our guide showed us two of the labs in which he worked, both contained countless...
My kids, now almost 3 and 5, have grown up in the ROM. Since they could walk, each has spent nearly a day a week running through the bat cave, singing "Baby Beluga" as they wander through the Shad Gallery, or trying to commandeer the elevators. When my youngest discovered the button to...
In a dramatic move to increase attendance, admission fees are slashed by one third - to much acclaim!
I met my husband when we both were involved in the Scarborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society and their production of Yeoman of the Guard. We had our first date on May 1, 1997 and three weeks later, on the Saturday of the Victoria Day Long Weekend, we decided to spend the day at the ROM. We will...
Saturday Morning Club is started by Ruth Home, a successor to Margaret MacLean. For 26 years, it was guided by artist and sculptor, Eugenia Berlin. We hope that many people will share their stories about the effect that their experiences had on later lives.
Ruth M. Home developed the education department at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1928-1945. She was an important figure in the history of the museum, and more broadly, in the history of museum-based education in the province. She developed programming that was geared towards what were then...
Prof. Heinrich was at the ROM 1955-62. He taught one year, 1965-66, in Regina and went on to teach 15 years, 1966 until his death, at York University. He taught me Museum Studies during my first year, 1975-76. It was not only a wonderfully wide-ranging, but a very valuable course. I often...
Sometime during the ROM Renaissance, I went to a members' event and was given a marble remnant of the ROM foundation dating back to 1932. I still have it in the pouch it came in.
I visited the ROM for the first time with my second grade class, and was in awe from the time I walked in to the time we left. From the bat cave, that scared me to death and still does to some extent, to the Medieval exhibit, to the Egyptian exhibit and the visiting exhibits from all over the world...