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.

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The artist Carlos Garaicoa on the inspiration and meaning of his work, focusing on De la serie Nuevas arquitecturas (From the Series New Architectures), 2003.

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Curator Robert Little discusses a project drawing for the House of Fascism, designed by Giuseppe Terragni in the early 1930s. The item is currently on display in Italian Arts & Design, January 7, 2007.

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Private collector, Martin Howard speaks about the development of the typewriter, highlighting examples from his own collection on display in the exhibition Early Typewriters (July 7, 2007 to June 29, 2008).