William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto.
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.
Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")
This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening.
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).
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.
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.
If you've ever wondered about how galleries and exhibitions are put together, you can listen to a seasoned professional explain....
Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.
William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.