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".)
This timelapse video shows how fast we had to work to construct the barosaurus in time for opening.
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).
An assignment for class, everyone was asked to make a 30 second commercial for the ROM. When we got there I still had no idea what I was going to do for mine until I saw a Luohan sitting in the middle of a hallway and thought, "What if he could talk?" and then he spoke to me...
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.
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.
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.
Ethan tells about a happy visit when he met someone he greatly admired.
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.
One of Canada's most generous and energetic philanthropists, Hal Jackman ponders the situation for institutions like the ROM.