Stories

Under Our Noses

Under Our Noses

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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). 

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.

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")

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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

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 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.

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

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

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening. 

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.