Stories

Artifacts that Speak

Artifacts that Speak

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2010s

Dan Rahimi answers the question "Are there parts of the Museum that speak to you"?

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.

Opening the Dior

Opening the Dior

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2010s

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

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

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1930s

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

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

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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.

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

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2000s

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

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

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2000s

This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening. 

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

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2010s

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

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

How to Assemble a Dinosaur

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2000s

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

Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

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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.