Improving access to the ROM, hours are extended. The museum is open on Mondays 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 9pm; Sunday 1 pm - 9pm. In Toronto the Good, Sunday openings are still somewhat of a novelty.
Hilary Weston leads the fundraising campaign, which will restore the heritage architecture and build "the crystal". She announces a gift of $30 million from Michael Lee Chin, the largest gift to a museum in Canadian history.
In just 13 years the ROM more than doubles its total attendance. Since opening its doors on March 19, 1914, the ROM has welcomed 11 million visitors.
The new space for blockbuster exhibitions is tested.
Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.
During the 70s, there were no big changes to the buildings, but small touches such as new glass doors, removal of turnstiles, and an information kiosk in the Rotunda were instituted. Outdoors there were display cases and benches. One small new construction contained a cafeteria, a children’s...
Louise Hawley Stone leaves a $45 million trust fund to support the purchase of artifacts and specimens and to support museum publications.
Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.
Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”
The ROM acquires a new van. Did it visit your town?