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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Category: Blog Post

Written by Josiah Ariyama

Supervised by Dr. Asato Ikeda


Category: Event
Hosoda Eisui (fl. 1790–1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Sir Edmund Walker Collection.

Join George Hewson, ROM Educator, for an indepth workshop that will focus on the history and fundamentals of Japanese art. 

Category: Event
Will teaches his group about the origins of drama and theatre, as they get ready to film!

Take a story idea from concept to finished flick in this crash course on film and video technique. You’ll learn about script writing, storyboards, acting, and cinematography – just like the pros. An effective mix of film theory, appreciation and hands-on practice will have you calling the shots in no time.

Meet the Instructor: Will Thorlakson