Stories

Want a Career at the ROM?

Want a Career at the ROM?

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1970s

Robert Barnett relates his varied career path, starting in childhood.

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. 

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.

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). 

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

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2000s

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

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

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1980s

Dan Rahimi revisits the exhibition, reflects on the major changes it brought about, and explains what the ROM is doing this year to balance the scales. The full catalogue is accessible from this site (see the story "Into the Heart of Africa".)

Innovative Tours

Innovative Tours

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2010s

ROM's plans to make the galleries and exhibitions accessible are accelerated with help from many people. Christine Karza, Board Member, and Cheryl Blackman, seen in the video, have championed the initiatives.

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

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2010s

Ethan tells about a happy visit when he met someone he greatly admired.

Renaissance ROM

Renaissance ROM

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2000s

William Thorsell muses on the aims of the new project for renewal.

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.