The Young Patrons Circle (YPC) is a unique and personal way to experience the ROM. Young professionals with a passion for extraordinary experiences of science and civilization make an annual philanthropic gift to the Museum and enjoy exclusive access to ROM exhibitions, galleries, curators, vaults and private collections.
Since its launch in 2005, YPC donors have contributed over $1.3 million to the ROM. This year the group is breaking new ground by generously supporting Mesopotamia—the ROM’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition—as the show’s Exhibit Patron. “Many of our patrons are interested in ancient cultures and we’re looking forward to helping the ROM bring visitors a modern take on Mesopotamia,” says YPC Chair Anna-Maria Kaneff.
Set to make its Canadian premiere at the ROM on June 22, 2013, Mesopotamia will explore more than 3,000 years of ancient history, the impact of which still reverberates today. “It was in Mesopotamia that the world saw the rise of first cities, of a writing system, and of mighty empires ruled by iconic kings and controlled by elaborate bureaucracies,” says Clemens Reichel, the ROM’s Associate Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology.
YPC patrons will have the chance to attend a special sneak peek of Mesopotamia and hear firsthand about the fascinating history of this ancient civilization from ROM curators.
Interested in learning more about or joining YPC? Contact Jessica Hall-Cummings at 416.586.8003 or email@example.com