Library News / New Acquisitions

Library News

Posted on February 15, 2022:

  • The ROM Library and Archives will reopen on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, on a by-appointment basis.
  • Please book your research appointment at least 24 business hours in advance via our online booking system.
  • No unscheduled visits will be permitted.
  • Library hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Access to the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia, the Egyptian Library, and the West Asian Library remains closed. Subject to availability and by appointment using the link above, research materials from these collections can be retrieved and consulted in the reading room of the Richard Wernham & Julia West Library and Archives.

Acquisitions Highlights

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Cold instinct : the most astonishing portraits of reptiles and amphibiansMantai: city by the seaLes noms des pains en Égypte ancienne: étude lexicologiqueSilent beauty : Nordic and East Asian interaction 1900-1970Guo Pei : Chinese art and coutureTimeless legend : the red cliff and historic figures of the Three KingdomsSeeing America : native artists of North AmericaThe levee : a photographer in the American SouthThe vases of the 'hundred treasures'Precolonial African material cultureThe natural world of Winnie-the-PoohFolklore in Ming and Qing porcelainDressing global bodies : the political power of dress in world historyNanomaterials in architecture and art conservationExpedition to Asia : the prominent exchanges between East and West in the 17th centuryRocks, ridges, and rivers : geological wonders of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National ParksAssam : a journey through its textilesCeramic masterpieces : art, structure, and technologyCeramics and modernity in JapanParis Haussmann : modèle de villeAsia chic : the influence of Japanese and Chinese textiles on the fashions of the roaring twentiesFlora : an artistic voyage through the world of plantsThe road to PalmyraBiological anthropology of Latin America : historical development of recent advancesMuseum basics : the international handbookJapan supernatural : ghosts, goblins and monsters 1700s to nowJenny Kee, Linda Jackson : step into paradise


Cloth That Changed the WorldMuseum development in ChinaWaters of the WorldDe-extinction and the Genomics RevolutionErnest GimsonImpressions of NatureInside the Head of a CollectorThe Art of Winnie the PoohThe Dress Circle New Zealand FashionFluoriteGalliano Spectacular FashionCurating Islamic art worldwideLines of inquiry: learning from Rembrandt's etchingsGothic to gothWorn on this dayPostures and gestures of African iron figurinesThe Routledge international handbook fo new digital practicesIndigenous peoples within CanadaNevada jackpotThe art and science of natural dyesFeast & fast: the art of food in EuropeScotland to the worldStructuring fashionMoths: their biology, diversity and evolutionIndigenous life in Canada: Oral traditions and storytellingIndigenous life in Canada: spiritualityIndiennes sublimesDragonfly genera of the New WorldDuveen Brothers and the market for decorative artsYves Saint Laurent: les coulisses de la haute couture a lyonIndigenous repatriation handbookEssentials of developmental plant anatomyOff the wall: American art to wearScanning the pharaohsJean SchlumbergerThe archaeology of Patterson VillageThe archaeology of two Whitchurch Stouffville farmsteadsBoston furniture, 1700-1900Tourmaline: fascinating crystals with fantastic inner worldsName that flowerFrench fashion: women & the First World WarThe anthropology of precious mineralsEarly Palaeo-Indian occupation in the Rice Lake, Otonabee River, and South Kawartha Lakes watersheds, South-Central OntarioHandbook of whales dolphins and porpoisesNatural dyesStriking iron: the art of African blacksmiths


Fishes of the Salish SeaArts Of South AsiaModern metals in cultural heritageThe chromosomes of terraranan frogsNeoclassicism and Biedermeier from the collections of the Prince of LiechtensteinThe moon : a voyage through timeAssembling the dinosaur : fossil hunters, tycoons, and the making of a spectacleHeavenly bodies: fashion and the Catholic imaginationMosquitoThe Mughal feast : recipes from the kitchen of Emperor Shah JahanThe geography of Gandhāran art The story of India's unicornsBorder culturesBaluchars: the woven narrative silks of BengalOttoman Turkish and Çaĝatay MSS in CanadaRHS botanical illustrationIslamic art : past, present, future  A guide to wild fruits of BorneoThe Mughal Empire from Jahangir to Shah JahanNature sauvageWater histories of South Asia : the materiality of liquescenceThe market for Mesoamerica : reflections on the sale of Pre-Columbian antiquities Papunya : a place made after the storyAvant-garde art in Ukraine, 1910-1930Things of beauty growing : British studio potteryThe pocket : a hidden history of women's lives, 1660-1900The hemiphractid frogs : phylogeny, embryology, life history, and cytogeneticsGlobal trends in museum diplomacy : post-Guggenheim developmentsGlass in Brno and Moravia ca. 1200-1550The story of Asia's elephantsCeramics in transition : a comparative analytical study of late Byzantine-early Islamic pottery in southern Transjordan and the NegevThe story of the dinosaurs in 25 discoveriesClimate change and the art of devotion : geoaesthetics in the land of Krishna, 1550-1850 A narrative on calligraphy Everything worthy of observation : the 1826 New York State travel journal of Alexander Stewart Scott


On the rock: the Acropolis interviewsMuskgege: Carol's traditional medicinesDior: a new look, a new enterprise (1947-57)Sahaj vernacular furniture of gujaratDendrology: cones, flowers, fruits and seedsDiversity counts: gender, race, and representation in Canadian art galleriesAldrovanda : the waterwheel plantAnimals in text and textile : storytelling in the Medieval worldCreating exhibits that engage : a manual for museums and historical organizationsField guide to the flower flies of northeastern North AmericaHardy AmiesMuseums and digital culture : new perspectives and researchThe vampire : a new historyDaimyo : seigneurs de la guerre au JaponThe sixties in Croatia : myth and realityIn the shadow of the Orient : images of the other and the Balkans in the art of Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian and Serbian paintersA thing of beauty is a joy for ever : Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain from a private collectionMonsoon feelings : a history of emotions in the rainLooking at jewelry : a guide to terms, styles, and techniquesShinto : discovery of the divine in Japanese artThe spread of food cultures in AsiaWilliam Morris & his palace of art : architecture, interiors & design at Red HouseWriting : making your markExhibitionism : 50 years of the Museum at FITEndless enigma : eight centuries of fantastic artThe life of animals in Japanese artTracks & sign of insects & other invertebrates : a guide to North American speciesDining with Canadian RailwaysThe art & tradition of beadworkVisions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück SlateCerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Canada and AlaskaModern reader on the Chinese classics of flower arrangementThe cabinetmaker's account : John Head's record of craft & commerce in colonial Philadelphia, 1718-1753Mannequins : Bonaveri : a history of creativity fashion and artResearch journeys in/to multiple ways of knowingFreshwater mollusks of the world : a distribution atlasAdriaen Brouwer : master of emotions : between Rubens and RembrandtSince time immemorial : "our story" : the story of the Kitigan Zibi AnishinàbegSharing authority in the museum : distributed objects, reassembled relationshipsVessel explored, vessel transformed : Tomimoto Kenkichi and his enduring legacyMagnetic mounting systems for museums & cultural institutionsThe dodo : the bird that drew the short strawShe is one of the best : a researcher's notes on the life and times of Canadian artist Florence McGillivrayDetails! : 100 favorites from the Kunstgewerbemuseum顔真卿 : 王羲之を超えた名筆Amphipolis : the civic coinage in silver and goldCentral Indian paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian ArtChefs-d'œuvre de la collection Leiden : le siècle de Rembrandt


New England pomonaPartnership power: essential museum strategies for today's networked worldLes traces de la Nouvelle-France : au Québec et en Poitou-CharentesRoyal women : Alexandra, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret : public life, personal styleArchaeologies of listeningArt/nature : interventions at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin織路繍徑穿重山 : 臺灣原住民族服飾精品聯展導覽手冊Houses of the founding fathersThe curation and care of museum collectionsGod's library: the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscriptsTailored for freedomThe food we eat: traditional plant foods of the Kundjeyhmi people of Kakadu National ParkFeminine space in Chinese paintingRembrandt's social networkThe mad silkman: Zika & Lida AscherJewellery in IsraelCanadian penny banksMomoyama tea utensils 新・桃山の茶陶L'histoire du Vieux-Montréal à travers son patrimoineEighteenth-century art worlds : global and local geographies of art Where we lived : discovering the places we once called home : the American home from 1775 to 1840Bringing fossils to life : an introduction to paleobiologyThe Indian textile sourcebookCreating a gothic paradise : Pugin at the antipodesMinoru OnodaWildlife on roadsPursuing refinement in rural New England, 1750-1850True to the eyes : the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum photography collectionPicturesque India : a journey in early picture postcards (1896-1947)The ancient Egyptian Book of the DeadEtruscan dressHow to be a furniture detectiveGullsSacred spaces : building and remembering sites of worship in the nineteenth centurySang pour sang : le réveil des vampiresKimono refashioned : Japan's impact on international fashionProtecting pharaoh's treasuresThe textile history of Whitby, 1700-1914Celebrating Thomas Chippendale : 250 years of influenceDictionary of country furnitureHeaven & Earth in Chinese art : treasures from the National Palace Museum, TaipeiInvertebrates