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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Royal Ontario Museum March Break Passport to the world March 9 to March 17

March Break is coming and we're ready for you with lots of hands-on fun! Come to the ROM this March Break and give your kids a passport to a whole new world!

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A colourful earthenware bowl with figures of putti dancing around outter rim.

The ROM may be the most romantic place in the city this Valentine’s Day. We scan the collection for signs of Cupid…  and find they are everywhere.

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Student dancers perform at the ROM

Over 80 students performed cultural dance and song in celebration of Black History Month.