Stories

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.

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.

Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

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2000s

Daniel Libeskind is announced as the architect for the project, following an international search. He sketches (and submits)  his idea on napkins from the ROM's restaurant. William Thorsell talks about the process.

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

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2000s

This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening. 

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

History Within History

History Within History

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2010s

As a summer project, Vanessa Minke-Martin created a six minute history of the ichthyology collections at the ROM. It features interviews and field trip footage. Watching it will give you a fine idea of how the research carried out by curatorial departments animates the programs of the ROM.

The Future of Museum Funding

The Future of Museum Funding

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2010s

One of Canada's most generous and energetic philanthropists, Hal Jackman ponders the situation for institutions like the ROM.

A Place to Celebrate and Share

A Place to Celebrate and Share

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2010s

Tatyana Vukovic spreads the word after her first visit. She is part of a project launched in November 2013 called Explore150. This is a uniquely Canadian project that brings together mobile technology and youth engagement to invite young people to discover, celebrate and share the beauty and...

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...

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

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2010s

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