Stories

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.

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"?

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.

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

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2000s

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

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. 

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). 

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....

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

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1930s

Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

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1980s

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

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.