In the opinion of Dan Rahimi, the ROM as an institution has evolved. He uses the example of a new book to illustrate what the future can bring.
The space exhibition may have influenced Col R S McLaughlin to donate $2m for a planetarium and a further million as an endowment fund. (Dr Meen, Chief Mineralogist, had been trying to raise interest for a decade). The University donated the land. At this point, there was again so much...
Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.
The Planetarium closes with layoffs. There is a public outcry, but attendance has been falling and the equipment is 25 years old. The Director speaks about it as a "low point".
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).
At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.
Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")
My best experience with the museum was when I was a tween on a school trip. The visit was all about super natural history like dinosaurs, precious minerals - you name it. But as I grew older and moved on to college years, I've seen changes and innovations over the years. The Michael Lee-Chin...
My fiancée, Raj, and I met through mutual friends and immediately began getting to know each other. We found that biggest thing we had in common was our love for history, so naturally we thought to go to the ROM for our first date. We met at the front doors and he was nice enough to be a gentleman...
William Thorsell credits the people and the climate that made the project possible for the ROM and for Toronto.