Stories

Under Our Noses

Under Our Noses

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

This is the story of how a new curator, David Evans, found the amazing barosaurus, which we named Gordo (for the curator, Gord Edmund, who had received it in the 60's). 

History Within History

History Within History

by Erling Holm

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.

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

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

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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".)

Artifacts that Speak

Artifacts that Speak

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Dan Rahimi answers the question "Are there parts of the Museum that speak to you"?

A Director Remembers: Highs and Lows

A Director Remembers: Highs and Lows

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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?

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening. 

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

by Christian Nikodemus

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...

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.

Centennial Focus

Centennial Focus

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Janet Carding describes what next year can mean to the role of the ROM in Toronto.