Free admission (after 4:30) on Friday nights launches and is a huge success from the start...
Peter Swann is announced as the next Director. In 1966, he tackles the space issue first. The ROM must expand or choke to death.
Since the doors officially opened on March 19, 1914, 5 million visitors have walked through the galleries.
Currelly moves into basement even before the roof is completed and begins to unpack material he has collected in Europe and Egypt.
A major organisational change results in three streams: curatorial; education and communication; and administration and facilities. Finance Committee at Queen ‘s Park calls senior managers to explain cost overruns. The first 25 year service dinner is held and staff are presented with a lapel pin...
My first experience with the ROM was in the mid 60’s when my brother and I participated in the Saturday Morning Club. What is interesting is I have no recollection of adults being part of our experience. I remember having free rein of the museum galleries and it being simply great. Now.. I...
At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.
Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”
As a Centennial project (Canada's 100th) Toronto school children raise funds for a protoceratops specimen. Publicity for this project is typical of the new ways of community building.
11 new galleries open over three years. The first two are the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs and the Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals. From Bloor Street there are tantalizing glimpses of bones.