Timeline

1905 - 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.

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.