Stories

Renaissance ROM

Renaissance ROM

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2000s

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

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

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

The Multiplicity of Possible Voices

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2010s

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.

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

Janet Carding, Director and CEO, 2010-

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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...

Dating for Authenticity

Dating for Authenticity

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2000s

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

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")

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. 

Eternal Issues

Eternal Issues

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2010s

Janet Carding reflects on issues specific to the ROM, especially space and growth.

History Within History

History Within History

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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.

How Exhibits Speak to Us

How Exhibits Speak to Us

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2010s

If you've ever wondered about how galleries and exhibitions are put together, you can listen to a seasoned professional explain....