Contemporary Culture

Monthly Archive: December Cont

Farms, Cities, Animals, and the Museum

Posted: November 8, 2016 - 15:05 , by Stacey Kerr
A goat is milked in front of the ROM for "The Goat, the Honey, and the Museum" project by Bill Burns. Photo by Teghan Dodds

Guest blog by Environmental Visual Communication student Teghan Dodds

Goats are not something you’d expect to see within the confines of the city, and especially not on Toronto’s Bloor Street with its upscale shops and prestigious historical buildings. Read this blog written by 2016 Environmental Visual Communication student Teghan Dodds to find out why we had goats out in front of the ROM, and what that has to do with nature, art, and the ROM.

New to ROM: Frances Ferdinands

Posted: May 2, 2016 - 11:35 , by Deepali Dewan

For over a decade, the ROM has steadily acquired the work of contemporary Canadian artists who are part of the South Asian diaspora. Such collecting is important not only to provide points of context and contrast with ROM’s historical South Asian collections, but also to preserve the complexities and fullness of contemporary artistic production.

Museums and Climate Change: Two Easy Steps and One Provocative Move

Posted: December 2, 2015 - 10:05 , by Dave Ireland
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#COP21 logo in the public access area for the 2015 UN Paris Climate Change Conference

Our world leaders converged on Paris yesterday for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, or #COP21.  During the opening ceremonies we heard from the top dogs, including US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China President Xi Jinping. None of them explicitly called out to the museums of the world, but certainly we are ALL implied in the action required to battle our rapidly changing climate.

Sasha Priewe: Ancient Cultures, World Art, Textiles and Fashions

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 12:37 , by Sarah Horsfall
Sascha Priewe, managing director of Ancient Cultures, World Art and Culture, and Textiles and Fashions

The ROM's Sascha Priewe is a guy with a lot on the go

By: Sheeza Sarfraz

Sascha Priewe

Managing Director
ROM Ancient Cultures, ROM World Art and Culture, ROM Textiles and Fashions 

Academic Positions

2009 – 2015
Curator
Chinese and Korean Collections, The British Museum

2012 
Visiting Curator
Shanghai Museum 

2008 – 2009  
Contributing Curator
The British Museum

Education

Getting Lost with Galloway

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 11:45 , by Sarah Horsfall
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Matt Galloway, the host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio.

We sat down with CBC's Matt Galloway to find out exactly what keeps bringing him back to the ROM

By: Douglas Thomson

Q: Do you visit the museum often? 

A: Yes, I have a couple of young kids. We come on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes if there’s a special event, but also sometimes we come just to wander around. It’s a great place to explore—one of the places we go to just spend time in the city. That’s a
big thing for our family, to be out and about in Toronto as much as we can.  

Game Jam 2014 - A Revolutionary Success

Posted: August 19, 2014 - 13:41 , by Stacey Kerr
A group photo of all 2014 ROM Game Jam participants in front of a dinosaur skeleton

The 2014 ROM Game Jam, "The Evolution Revolution" took place over the weekend of August 8-10 and was a huge success! Check out some photos and a featured video about the event and some of the awesome game concepts that came out of this convergence of creative energy.

Call To Toronto Artists!

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 10:47 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross

A call for artist submissions to the Animating Historic Sites and Museums program.

Epic Civilizations During ROM Revealed: A Volunteer's Perspective

Posted: May 22, 2014 - 08:31 , by Deepali Dewan
Hung out with lions and dragons at volunteer post in Far Eastern Department.  Saw 250,000 year old mand mad artifacts.  How was your Sat? #ROMrevealed

Guest blogger, Amanjeet Chauhan sums up her experience as a volunteer during ROM Revealed Weekend.

ROM Ideas: Contemporary Culture

Posted: May 1, 2014 - 15:55 , by Amanda Girgis
ROM Ideas, formally know as the Colloquium

On May 3rd, the Center of Contemporary Culture will join the Museum in unpacking their research initiatives. Check out this sneak peak of what you’ll hear at ROM Ideas

Of India and Modernism: Youngo Varma

Posted: April 30, 2014 - 16:58 , by Deepali Dewan


Youngo Varma (1938-2015), Tantra 21, New Dehi, India, Graphite on Paper, 1981, 36 x 48 inches. ROM 2014.14.1