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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Tree of Life - New Year's Card

Explore the origins of Monotheistic traditions in this day-long workshop. From  Mesopotamia and Egypt, to the World of Pompeii, the ROM's galleries and hands-on collections will inspire you to delve deep into the ancient origins of the Jewish tradition. Tour the ROM with ROM Educator Geri Durbin as she unravels the history behind the rise of Monotheism in the ancient and modern world.

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Worn Dialogues: Gallery Conversations

FREE. RSVP Required.
Does not include Museum admission.

Category: Blog Post

By Ed Keall

 

The temporary exhibit space in the Wirth galleries of the Middle East and the Ondaatje gallery of Asia is designed to keep the galleries alive by encouraging visitors to repeat their visits because there is something new to see.

The space is intended to feature research conducted by ROM curators, with a chance to spell out a topic with a little more background detail about a topic than is possible with a standard gallery presentation.