Timeline

1905 - 1914

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.

1900s

First ROM Employee
  • man beside tent in Egypt
1900s

Charles Trick Currelly is appointed a collector for the University of Toronto at $500/year salary.

1900s

The Prehistory of the ROM
  • interior shot of gallery
1900s

Before there was a ROM, there were museum buildings and collections in Toronto.