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: Event

In this talk, ROM curator Dr. Chris Darling will discuss the exploration of the biological and cultural diversity of the world's third largest island with particular reference to historical and modern tattooing traditions.

Category: Event

Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, will examine the role of male youths in Edo-period Japan (1601-1868), who attracted both older men and young/older women.

Category: Blog Post

We're inviting 20 lucky social media savvy people to attend our Tattoos media preview on March 30th at 10 am.