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

Category: Event

Exclusively for ROM Members.

Members will enjoy an exclusive preview of the new exhibition Isaac Julien: Other Destinies before it opens to the public. The exhibition is open exclusively to Members between 10 am and 5:30 pm (last entry 4:30 pm).

Join us for Welcome Remarks by Silvia Forni, ROM Curator, African Arts & Cultures and Isaac Julien,...

Category: Blog Post

What Is “Obscene”? And Who Decides? — Thought and Proposition by the Curator of A Third Gender

By Asato Ikeda



Category: Blog Post

Written by Josiah Ariyama

Supervised by Dr. Asato Ikeda


In the sunset years of his life and a hundred years before Perry, Suzuki Harunobu revolutionized the woodblock printing method, rendering previous methods obsolete. In Part II we look at nishiki-e, full-coloured prints from 1765 onward.