Stories

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

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1980s

Robert Barnett, Board Secretary, remembers what Mr. Goodman accomplished during his term as Board Chair.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

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2010s

An assignment for class, everyone was asked to make a 30 second commercial for the ROM. When we got there I still had no idea what I was going to do for mine until I saw a Luohan sitting in the middle of a hallway and thought, "What if he could talk?" and then he spoke to me...

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

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2000s

William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.

Funding Renaissance ROM

Funding Renaissance ROM

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2000s

William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto. 

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

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2010s

Ethan tells about a happy visit when he met someone he greatly admired.

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

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2010s

Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.

Innovative Tours

Innovative Tours

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2010s

ROM's plans to make the galleries and exhibitions accessible are accelerated with help from many people. Christine Karza, Board Member, and Cheryl Blackman, seen in the video, have championed the initiatives.

Opening a Radical Room

Opening a Radical Room

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1970s

This video shows the beginnings of the Discovery Room. It became a bigger gallery and then evolved into more hands on spaces in the ROM. Some of these original boxes are still available in the Hands on Biodiversity Gallery, for instance. 

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

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2010s

Janet Carding is appointed Director and CEO. At the Australian Museum (encompassing nature and culture), she was Assistant Director of Public Programs and Operations. She has also been a curator at the Science Museum in London and was Head of Planning and Development at the the National Museum of...