Following the opening of ROM's doors on March 19, 1914, 17 million visitors have walked through the galleries. In a decade, attendance has grown by 6 million visitors.
The ROM is fortunate that Sir Edmund Walker believed in a museum for Toronto that would be both academic and public. He was able to gather all the stakeholders together so that the initial funding would be 50:50 government and university. As President of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, as well as...
The new space for blockbuster exhibitions is tested.
ROM was one of my favorite haunts growing up in the '60's. Dad was executive manager of the Park Plaza Hotel across the street, and we lived on the 11th floor of the south wing. The rich green of ROM's copper roof dominated our view every time we looked out our windows. It felt like...
If you've ever wondered about how galleries and exhibitions are put together, you can listen to a seasoned professional explain....
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...
Free admission (after 4:30) on Friday nights launches and is a huge success from the start...
When I was a girl in Grade School, my parents allowed me to take the bus and streetcar, by myself, down to the Museum every Sunday afternoon. I guess the world seemed a safer place in those days. My first visit had been with my Brownie troop, little girls marching up and down the grand stairway,...
Ethan tells about a happy visit when he met someone he greatly admired.
William Thorsell muses on the aims of the new project for renewal.