ROM Magazine

ROM Magazine features an engaging, in-depth look into the Museum’s exhibitions, research, and collections. Highlighting world-leading scholarship, new initiatives, and recent acquisitions, the magazine brings to life some of the Museum’s most exciting and fascinating stories.

Two male lions roaring at each other.

From an elaborate song to attract a mate to a feverish call that signals danger, we look at how mammals use sound for communication.

Chasen tea whisk.

Embodying centuries of culture and tradition, utensils play an important role in Japanese tea ceremonies

Street of Dali.

A glimpse into the lives of Canadian missionaries in the early 20th century

Portrait of Austin Clarke.

As the ROM unveils a new portrait of Austin Clarke, artist Neville Clarke shares his thoughts on the creative process

The Reed Family Plaza.

Regular updates on what’s blooming and who’s visiting

A pair of Cedar Waxwings mid-courtship.

Attracting a mate is not easy, and for birds, it often involves elaborate courtship rituals to find the perfect partner

Close-up of stamp design, depicting a crescent moon on a blue background.

Fahmida Suleman of the ROM helped Canada Post in the creation of an Eid stamp—a religious holiday that promotes empathy and appreciation of humanity at large

North Atlantic right whale anatomy illustration.

From bulbous foreheads to giant compressible ribcages, we look at how whale skeletons are uniquely adapted for their size

Zami gathering at 519 Church.

Online exhibition Queering Family Photography captures the personal and public characterizations of kinship

Mangan, Sikkim from the series "Full Moon on a Dark Night."

Soumya Sankar Bose’s work shines a light on the freedom and self-possession of the LGBTQ+ community in eastern India in the face of state and social restrictions

The Reed Family Plaza.

Journaling the latest wave of colour on the plaza

Baleen roll and corset on a black background.

A closer look at an object from a time when fashion fuelled the whaling industry

The Pose.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition captures surprising glimpses of the diversity of life on our planet

Illustration of hippopotamus and whale, with the text "common ancestor about 54 MYA" underneath.

Hippopotamus and whales are much more closely related than you might guess

The Reed Family Plaza.

Journaling the latest wave of colour on the plaza

The Reed Family Plaza.

Regular updates on what’s blooming and who’s visiting

The Reed Family Plaza.

Regular updates on what’s blooming and who’s visiting

Lamba Marevaka (“Cloth of Dazzling Colour”).

The ROM acquires a contemporary silk mantle from Madagascar