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
A crowd of ROM staff and media gather for the installation

We are in the midst of installation for our Pompeii, In the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit, opening June 13, 2015. Here's a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes on the exhibition floor today (June 4th).

Category: Exhibition
ROM Beta space at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Your ideas shaping your museum

#ROMBeta
Until August 2015

ROM Beta is a space where visitors can contribute ideas and opinions about actual exhibitions, gallery plans, and interpretation that we're working on right now. It's a chance for you to try things out and tell us what to do to shape the experiences you have at the Museum.

Category: Blog Post

On Saturday May 23, 2015, during ROM Big Weekend: Global Family and in conjunction with the exhibition “Generations,” artist-photographer Annu Matthew set up studio in the ROM galleries to take complimentary family photographs of ROM visitors. After a steady stream of interested parties that lasted all day, a total of 53 families were able to take advantage of the opportunity!