February 1, 2008
I remember performing at the ROM's Canada Court in Feb, 2008. It was a world music concert where I was accomapnying the sitar maestro, Irshad Khan, and his fusion ensemble on keyboards/synthesizers. Other instruments included: sitar, spanish guitar and tabla. We had such a diverse audience...
In 1992 there was a competition for Toronto teachers to be seconded to the ROM's Education Department. I made it to the final three, finished my interview, and went home to wait over the weekend for the decision. My wife rented a film so we could relax on Friday night. When the opening...
William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto.
Peter Swann is announced as the next Director. In 1966, he tackles the space issue first. The ROM must expand or choke to death.
Lindsay Sharp is appointed. He comes to the ROM from museum experiences in England and in Australia. His title (a first) is President and CEO. Here he talks about how he was hired.
Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.
William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.
The ROM commissioned a Dior dress for the exhibition "BIG". Here is how it is received upon arrival.
While a student in the University of Toronto's Museum Studies Master's program in 1996-8, I had an internship in the West Asian collections with Bill Pratt, assisting him with an inventory of the Egyptology collections. We took turns with tasks, one of us at a laptop- and it must have...
John McNeill is appointed Director. Coming to Toronto from a professorship in botany at the University of Ottawa, he has been the Associate Director, Curatorial.Here he speaks of his mandate.