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.
William Thorsell muses on the aims of the new project for renewal.
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.
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.
Jim Cruise tells about some ups and downs. The Queen's visit was a peak experience. In the Georgian Canada exhibition, which artifact did she like the best?
Dan Rahimi revisits the exhibition, reflects on the major changes it brought about, and explains what the ROM is doing this year to balance the scales. The full catalogue is accessible from this site (see the story "Into the Heart of Africa".)
One of Canada's most generous and energetic philanthropists, Hal Jackman ponders the situation for institutions like the ROM.
Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.
The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.
I wish there were an image of this party! Lincoln Alexander was Lt. Governor of Ontario from 1995 - 1991