Stories

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")

Encounter with an Egyptian

Encounter with an Egyptian

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2000s

This is my grandaughter Sasha on an early visit to the ROM. She has since enjoyed many sessions of March Break camp, Summer Club, and even a sleepover with her mother, who enjoyed such programs in her day. The photos were taken by her grandfather, Arnold Matthews.

The ROM Grants a Young Boy's Wish

The ROM Grants a Young Boy's Wish

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2010s

On August 8, 2013, the ROM was able to participate in making a young boy’s dream come true. Damien was granted his wish of being a palaeontologist for a day! Damien who has been diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was granted a tour of the Temerty Gallery of Dinosaurs and the...

An Unexpected Visitor

An Unexpected Visitor

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1960s

[Chief Mineralogist Dr. Vic] Meen was in Teheran when an unexpected visitor appeared at my office door in October 1964. He seemed inconsequential: a short, elderly man in a grey overcoat. I was alone in the room and on the phone with Dr Swinton, who was at home with a cold. Sharon, my secretary,...

25c Admission

25c Admission

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1960s

Admission fees rise to 25c. A new exhibition hall opens with “Impact”

ROM Foundation Establshed

ROM Foundation Establshed

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1990s

The Foundation is established to be responsible for all philanthropic activities in support of the Museum's highest priorities. Nowadays, the office of the ROM Governors is supported by an independent Board which provides leadership in a wide range of activities supporting ROM programs,...

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

The Cost of Steel and Other Challenges

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2000s

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

If the ROM Were a Book....

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2010s

If I were to write a book about the ROM I'd name it "Something Different Every Time."

Budget Cuts

Budget Cuts

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1970s

Admission rises to $1. Budget cuts mean that ROM closes evenings.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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2000s

At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.