Stories

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.

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.

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...

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.

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). 

How Exhibits Speak to Us

How Exhibits Speak to Us

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2010s

If you've ever wondered about how galleries and exhibitions are put together, you can listen to a seasoned professional explain....

Funding Renaissance ROM

Funding Renaissance ROM

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2000s

William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto. 

Centennial Focus

Centennial Focus

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2010s

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

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.