ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

What's New

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Explore the influences and intersects of Indigenous arts and culture on Canadian identity in this engaging and thought-provoking lecture series, inspired by the ROM original exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & Power.

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Iconic visual and performance artist Kent Monkman explores how his own incredible body of works have recast the Canadian historical narrative

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Spreading the Gospel of Native Literature: A First Nation Writer's tale of traveling from the Rez to the World

Sharing stories from his own personal journey, celebrated Canadian author Drew Hayden Taylor explores the role of Indigenous voices in Canadian art and culture.