ROM Contemporary Culture

Following a 20-year history the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM (ICC) is now one of the Museum’s eight Centres of Discovery and has a new name, ROM Contemporary Culture (RCC)

ROM Contemporary Culture is a catalyst that engages today’s leading creators and thinkers who challenge us to look at our world anew, show us historical linkages, and point us to future possibilities. I am excited to share content that will be engaging, surprising and, perhaps, a little unexpected.

Contemporary Culture is a broad area that offers many points of entry.  As an encyclopaedic museum of natural history and world culture, the ROM provides unique opportunities to intersect ideas across disciplines and time.

I look forward to building the RCC community together with ROM curators, colleagues, volunteers, and external partners to connect ideas, objects, and people as we consider our ever changing world and our connections to each other. 

I invite you to join us!

Ann Webb
Managing Director
ROM Contemporary Culture

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Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything exhibition at the ROM, January 31 to April 26, 2015


What's New

Category: Exhibition

Journey into the lives and landscape of the people of Darfur, Sudan, in this extraordinary multimedia exhibition, consisting of over 150 haunting images projected onto the façade of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

Category: Exhibition

The Institute for Contemporary Culture, in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) presents Unbuilt Toronto: The City That Could Have Been. Juried images of unbuilt projects from practising architects and designers are juxtaposed against historical images of unrealized building proposals drawn from Mark Osbaldeston’s forthcoming book, Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been (Dundurn Press, November, 2008).

Category: Video

Christopher Phillips, curator of Shanghai Kaleidoscope, shares his passion for Shanghai's art, architecture and fashion design in this provocative exhibition on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto until November 2, 2008.

Selected pieces from the exhibition highlight the high-speed, high-density, high-rise culture that inspires Shanghai Kaleidoscope.