Stories

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

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1980s

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

Artifacts that Speak

Artifacts that Speak

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2010s

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

Under Our Noses

Under Our Noses

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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

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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.

How Exhibits Speak to Us

How Exhibits Speak to Us

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2010s

If you've ever wondered about how galleries and exhibitions are put together, you can listen to a seasoned professional explain....

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

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2000s

Dan Rahimi explains one important way in which the ROM guards its reputation.

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

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2010s

In the opinion of Dan Rahimi, the ROM as an institution has evolved. He uses the example of a new book to illustrate what the future can bring.

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.

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

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2000s

This timelapse video shows how fast we had to work to construct the barosaurus in time for opening.

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.