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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image montage of scientists at the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) welcomes all to the Annual ROM Research Colloquium and Vaughan Lecture, a thought-provoking one-day event highlighting the ROM’s ongoing research and recent discoveries. 

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Hunting trophy. Victorian jewelry. Conservation symbol.

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Ancient building with tourists exploring outside.

Awesome sites, stunning landscape, rich culture, fascinating history, delectable cuisine, exotic shopping... Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam has it all.  Join Sara Irwin, the past manager of ROM's Asian collections, on this unforgettable journey across three enchanting nations proclaimed by the French in 1887 as “Indochine”.