Stories

A Place to Celebrate and Share

A Place to Celebrate and Share

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Tatyana Vukovic spreads the word after her first visit. She is part of a project launched in November 2013 called Explore150. This is a uniquely Canadian project that brings together mobile technology and youth engagement to invite young people to discover, celebrate and share the beauty and...

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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

Funding Renaissance ROM

Funding Renaissance ROM

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

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

History Within History

History Within History

by Erling Holm

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.

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Julia Matthews

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

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. 

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

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

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.

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.