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A Passion for Music and the Arts Inspires a $3M Leadership Gift

A Passion for Music and the Arts Inspires a $3M Leadership Gift

Helga Schmidt is a lover of operetta and live performance, and a benefactor of many cultural organizations in Europe. As lead donors, she and her late husband Mike Schmidt have made a transformational gift to the Love the ROM Centennial Campaign .   Arriving in Canada from

Yamana Gold Invests in a One-of-a-kind Ore and Mineral Collection

Yamana Gold Invests in a One-of-a-kind Ore and Mineral Collection

Douglas Kirwin, a professional geologist with more  than 40 years in the mineral exploration industry, collected a staggering 22,000 ores and minerals while  on his world travels. Many of his pieces are from mines that have since closed or are otherwise inaccessible  due to access

Celebrating a Century of Partnership

Celebrating a Century of Partnership

CIBC has been a pivotal partner throughout the ROM’s history. In fact, it was Sir Edmund Walker , President for the Canadian Bank of Commerce, who co-founded the ROM a century ago. He was a generous patron of the arts, and was the driving force behind the campaign to build an inspired museum in

Learning

Learning

Every year our educators see over 140,000 students, and our Outreach and Discovery Program connects us to many other cultural institutions and schools.  Our informal education programs are fun to develop, and even more fun to implement as we inspire and provide students with a sense of wonder.

Programs

Programs

Our adult programs such as blockbuster exhibit lectures, symposia, adult learning workshops and seminars are just some of the exciting, engaging and surprising events we have to offer. Some of our main attractions include Friday Night Live and ROM Out and About.  A great deal of volunteer

Research and Collections

Research and Collections

There are over six million objects in this building collected over the last century and we continue to make new discovers that change how we see our communities and the world every day. Our staff manages these collections and uses them to conduct leading research that contributes to our

Visitor Relations and Audience

Visitor Relations and Audience

The Audience team is the first point of welcome for our visitors.  We strive to connect visitors to their world and each other with our  We've Been Expecting You spirit. Volunteers in the Audience team provide vital support in areas back of house so that the public can explore and

Department of Museum Volunteers

Department of Museum Volunteers

You don’t have to be a history buff to volunteer with us.  All you need is a little bit of curiosity about the world around you. The Department of Museum Volunteers (DMV) offers a wide range of services that support of the ROM. Inside the Museum, our volunteers meet and engage a diverse

ROMKids

ROMKids

ROMKids and Family Programs uses hands-on learning to highlight our amazing collection and cutting-edge research, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to programming, and works to connect children and their families to the exciting life-long learning available through our camps and public

Hands-on Galleries

Hands-on Galleries

Families, youth and elementary students flock to our three permanent, interactive and “alive” galleries at the ROM. Our Hands-on galleries depend on a team of over 200 dedicated and educated volunteers to engage visitors.  This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for people who enjoy