Stories

The Future of Museum Funding

The Future of Museum Funding

by Julia Matthews

2010s

One of Canada's most generous and energetic philanthropists, Hal Jackman ponders the situation for institutions like the ROM.

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. 

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Dan Rahimi explains one important way in which the ROM guards its reputation.

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.

Under Our Noses

Under Our Noses

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

This is the story of how a new curator, David Evans, found the amazing barosaurus, which we named Gordo (for the curator, Gord Edmund, who had received it in the 60's). 

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

William Thorsell talks about some surprises that contributed to the costs of Renaissance ROM.

Opening the Dior

Opening the Dior

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2010s

The ROM commissioned a Dior dress for the exhibition "BIG". Here is how it is received upon arrival.

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

Reflecting on "Into the heart of Africa"

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1980s

Dan Rahimi revisits the exhibition, reflects on the major changes it brought about, and explains what the ROM is doing this year to balance the scales. The full catalogue is accessible from this site (see the story "Into the Heart of Africa".)

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

by Julia Matthews

1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

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"?