Stories

The Future of Museum Funding

The Future of Museum Funding

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2010s

One of Canada's most generous and energetic philanthropists, Hal Jackman ponders the situation for institutions like the ROM.

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

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2010s

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

History Within History

History Within History

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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.

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

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1980s

Dan Rahimi revisits the exhibition, reflects on the major changes it brought about, and explains what the ROM is doing this year to balance the scales. The full catalogue is accessible from this site (see the story "Into the Heart of Africa".)

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

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1980s

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

Recollections from Our Centennial Partner

Recollections from Our Centennial Partner

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2010s

Victor Dodig, now CEO of  the CIBC (but Senior Executive Vice-President when this video was made), recalls his very first visit to the ROM. He explains what the relationship has meant to him over the years, and celebrates ROM's continuing connection to its bank.

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). 

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

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1980s

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

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

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2010s

Janet Carding is appointed Director and CEO. At the Australian Museum (encompassing nature and culture), she was Assistant Director of Public Programs and Operations. She has also been a curator at the Science Museum in London and was Head of Planning and Development at the the National Museum of...