Timeline

1933 - 1968

1940s

Evolving Governance
1940s

A new Royal Ontario Museum Act increases the size of the Board of Trustees and moves the control and budget entirely to the University of Toronto as a department.

1940s

Scary Mummy
  • man and woman unwrapping a mummy
1940s

About 1946, when I was 2 years old, my Grandparents were babysitting me in Toronto while my mother was expecting a baby. My Granddad took me to the ROM for the first time.

1940s

5 millionth visitor
  • ROM Fact
1940s

Since the doors officially opened on March 19, 1914,  5 million visitors have walked through the galleries.

1940s

Celebrating the ROM’s 100th anniversary brings to mind many memories of my time spent at the Museum in the 1940’s.

1940s

ROM Murals Created
  • wall mural portraying a horse and knight at a tournament
1940s

Sylvia Hahn, an artist on staff, completed four murals in what was then the Armour Court. Displays of armour were a popular museum feature.