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.
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).
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 ROM commissioned a Dior dress for the exhibition "BIG". Here is how it is received upon arrival.
Robert Barnett relates his varied career path, starting in childhood.
Jim Cruise tells about some ups and downs. The Queen's visit was a peak experience. In the Georgian Canada exhibition, which artifact did she like the best?
Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")
William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto.
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.
Robert Barnett, Board Secretary, remembers what Mr. Goodman accomplished during his term as Board Chair.