Timeline

1905 - 1914

1900s

Rumours of Mr. Currelly
1900s

Something that people might not know about the ROM is that today's Department of Museum Volunteers Boardroom used to be Mr. Currelly's office in 1914.

1910s

Early Group Photo
  • group shot of guards, preparators, and Miss Hand
1910s

The guards had to dust the displays before opening the museums.

1900s

Approval to Begin is Secured
  • colour portrait of man against brown background
1900s

Approval for cost-sharing between the University and the Government of Ontario means that construction can begin.

1900s

Moving In
  • building under construction
1900s

Currelly moves into basement even before the roof is completed and begins to unpack material he has collected in Europe and Egypt.

1900s

A Museum for the University
  • men meeting around a table
1900s

A Royal Commission on the Future of the University recommends establishing a university museum. Sir Edmund Walker has had a concept in mind for at least 20 years.