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: Blog Post
Large and small brass seated Buddha statues.

Visit the ROM Boutique and bring home the treasures of a well-travelled collector.

Category: Event
Black and white image of three women

We have launched a community archive project, The Family Camera, which will collect and preserve family photographs and their stories in the ROM’s collection. This archive will preserve a family history for future generations, as well as serve as source material for teachers, historians and scholars to write new histories of Canada.

Category: Event
Black and white image of three women

We have launched a community archive project, The Family Camera, which will collect and preserve family photographs and their stories in the ROM’s collection. This archive will preserve a family history for future generations, as well as serve as source material for teachers, historians and scholars to write new histories of Canada.