Stories

Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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.

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"?

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.

Opening the Dior

Opening the Dior

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

The ROM commissioned a Dior dress for the exhibition "BIG". Here is how it is received upon arrival.

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. 

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.

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

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

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....

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.