Stories

Want a Career at the ROM?

Want a Career at the ROM?

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1970s

Robert Barnett relates his varied career path, starting in childhood.

Artifacts that Speak

Artifacts that Speak

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Dan Rahimi answers the question "Are there parts of the Museum that speak to you"?

Opening a Radical Room

Opening a Radical Room

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1970s

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. 

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

by Christian Nikodemus

2010s

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...

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

Eddie Goodman, Chairman of the Board

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

Robert Barnett, Board Secretary, remembers what Mr. Goodman accomplished during his term as Board Chair.

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010 -

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010 -

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Janet Carding is appointed Director and CEO. At the Australian Museum ( encompassing nature and culture), she was Assistant Director of Public Programs and Operations. She has also been a curator at the Science Museum in London and was Head of Planning and Development at the the National Museum of...

History Within History

History Within History

by Erling Holm

2010s

As a summer project, Vanessa Minke-Martin created a six minute history of the ichthyology collections at the ROM. It features interviews and field trip footage. Watching it will give you a fine idea of how the research carried out by curatorial departments animates the programs of the ROM.

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Julia Matthews

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Funding Renaissance ROM

Funding Renaissance ROM

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto. 

Ethan Meets Jane

Ethan Meets Jane

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

Ethan tells about a happy visit when he met someone he greatly admired.