Stories

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"?

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. 

Recollections from Our Centennial Partner

Recollections from Our Centennial Partner

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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.

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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

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.

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Julia Matthews

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Centennial Focus

Centennial Focus

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Janet Carding describes what next year can mean to the role of the ROM in Toronto.

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....

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

This timelapse video shows how fast we had to work to construct the barosaurus in time for opening.

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.