Stories

Want a Career at the ROM?

Want a Career at the ROM?

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1970s

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

Goodman Greets Alexander

Goodman Greets Alexander

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1980s

I wish there were an image of this party! Lincoln Alexander was Lt. Governor of Ontario from 1995 - 1991

Renaissance ROM

Renaissance ROM

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2000s

William Thorsell muses on the aims of the new project for renewal.

Wolverine Lodge

Wolverine Lodge

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1980s

Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

The ROM's Prize Bulldog

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1930s

Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")

The Future of Museum Funding

The Future of Museum Funding

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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

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2000s

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

An Important Gift

An Important Gift

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1990s

The Honorable Hal Jackman shares his thoughts about collecting.

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

Timelapse of the Renaissance ROM Project

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2000s

This timelapse takes the project from demolition to opening. 

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

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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...