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...

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. 

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.

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. 

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Julia Matthews

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

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). 

Opening a Radical Room

Opening a Radical Room

by ROM ReCollects Editor

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. 

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1930s

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

A Director Remembers: Highs and Lows

A Director Remembers: Highs and Lows

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

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?

Want a Career at the ROM?

Want a Career at the ROM?

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1970s

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