The ROM was the first place that I saw real dinosaur bones.The collections and staff have helped fuel my life longdream of becoming a palaeontologist.
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.
Young Patron's Circle hosts the inaugural party called PROM in the tradition of excellent parties.
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...
On April 16, 1912, Bill 138 formally establishing the ROM received Royal Assent to “provide a home for culture and science under the same academical roof”. Press coverage was slight owing to the sinking of the Titanic. There were to be five ROMs, each with a director. The Board of Trustees was...
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.
Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.
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,...
Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.
Walter Tovell is appointed Director. He had been a curator in the Department of Geology who developed new galleries and was an enthusiastic leader of fieldtrips for kids and grownups. He published books and guides on the geology of Niagara Falls, the Niagara escarpment, and the Great Lakes. He...