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).
This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening.
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.
William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.
Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.
Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.
This timelapse video shows how fast we had to work to construct the barosaurus in time for opening.
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.
Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")
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.