Stories

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

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

Funding Renaissance ROM

Funding Renaissance ROM

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto. 

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

Robert Barnett, Board Secretary, remembers what Mr. Goodman accomplished during his term as Board Chair.

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.

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"?

How Exhibits Speak to Us

How Exhibits Speak to Us

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

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

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1930s

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

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.

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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.