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An Unwavering Commitment to the ROM

An Unwavering Commitment to the ROM

Frank Potter, left, and Jack Cockwell The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honour the Museum can bestow on a volunteer and is reserved for those who have generously provided extraordinary and meritorious service to the ROM. The ROM recognized Jack Cockwell and Frank Potter with this

The Temertys – Two of the ROM’s Greatest Ambassadors

The Temertys – Two of the ROM’s Greatest Ambassadors

Louise and James Temerty Avid museum-goers, James and Louise Temerty discovered the ROM when they moved to Toronto from Montreal over 35 years ago. When the opportunity came along in 1998 for Jim to volunteer on the ROM Board of Governors, he jumped at the chance. Since then, the Temertys have

John Borovilos- Investing in a Legacy of Learning

John Borovilos- Investing in a Legacy of Learning

John Borovilos conducts around 50 Museum tours each year. When John Borovilos talks about the ROM’s collections, his enthusiasm is palpable. A ROM Member since the 1980s, he recalls visiting the ROM as a child and being astounded by the height of the Museum’s Nisga’a mortuary totem pole,

Vera Kircheis- A Lifetime of Giving

Vera Kircheis- A Lifetime of Giving

Vera Kircheis with her late husband Albert Kircheis At 87, Vera Kircheis’ energy and vibrant laugh is infectious. The more time you spend with her, the more apparent her love for art, history and travel becomes. Vera’s appreciation for culture and unique objects started early; “My father was

A Family Gift Inspired by a Mother’s Dedication

A Family Gift Inspired by a Mother’s Dedication

“The opportunity to inspire people, to make the past meaningful and relevant, has been incredibly fulfilling,” says Barbara. “And that opportunity came from the curators who offered their expertise and time, giving us the confidence to tell the Museum’s stories.” Moved by her

A Love for the ROM Endures

A Love for the ROM Endures

As dedicated members of the Department of Museum Volunteers (DMV), Rodger and Joann McLennan led countless tours over the past 20 years, enrapturing visitors with their infectious enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the Museum’s collections. Joann, a native New Yorker, met Rodger while

Nature’s Moments Captured with Quark Expeditions

Nature’s Moments Captured with Quark Expeditions

The acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition premieres at London’s Natural History Museum each year, before touring more than 60 cities around the globe. From picturesque landscapes to striking flora and fauna, it showcases awardwinning images of our natural world. The

A Night to Honour our ROM Supporters

A Night to Honour our ROM Supporters

Close to 500 members of the ROM family attended our annual Chairs’ Reception on May 4, 2016, celebrating our exceptional donors, patrons, sponsors and volunteers. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Service Award

Kids Experience the ROM in Their Backyard

Kids Experience the ROM in Their Backyard

The children are clustered around the table, talking excitedly. There have been moments of frustration, fear of failure, and finally triumph as Club STEAM members play with “The Empathy Toy”—a blindfolded puzzle game that can be solved only when they learn to understand each other.  

A Legacy of Japanese Art and Storytelling

A Legacy of Japanese Art and Storytelling

The ROM’s world-class Japanese collection and Japan’s storied Edo Period (1603–1868) captivated members of the Japanese business and cultural community, who gathered on April 12, 2016 for an exclusive look at some stunning, newly acquired ukiyo-e woodblock prints and a salon-style talk