Stories

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

by Array Array

2000s

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

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Array Array

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

by Array Array

2010s

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

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

by Array Array

2000s

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

Artifacts that Speak

Artifacts that Speak

by Array Array

2010s

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

Opening a Radical Room

Opening a Radical Room

by Array Array

1970s

This video shows the beginnings of the Discovery Room. It became a bigger gallery and then evolved into more hands on spaces in the ROM. Some of these original boxes are still available in the Hands on Biodiversity Gallery, for instance. 

Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

by Array Array

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.

Centennial Focus

Centennial Focus

by Array Array

2010s

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

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

by Array Array

1930s

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

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

by Array Array

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...