Timeline

1933 - 1968

1950s

Theodore A. Heinrich, Director, 1955-1962
  • Heinrich dances with Margaret Walker
1950s

Theodore Heinrich is appointed Director, the first for a single ROM. He has come from New York and is a novelty in Toronto the Good.  A new era begins with a flurry of restructuring.

1950s

Museum and University Prepare to Divorce
1950s

The University of Toronto requests “a survey of the ROM in its relation to the University of Toronto, the schools of Ontario, and the public”.

1950s

Gayle's Story
  • woman stands beside mummy case
1950s

When I was a girl in Grade School, my parents allowed me to take the bus and streetcar, by myself, down to the Museum every Sunday afternoon.

1950s

Canadiana Building
  • facade of building
1950s

Sigmund Samuel, who has been an important donor as well as a collector in his own right, pays for a building to house the fine and decorative art and rare books that he has donated, as well as the...

1950s

My Father's Home
  • two men in storage area with bird skins
1950s

My father, C. H.