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.

ROM holds one of the rarest meteorites found on Earth


How palaeoart brings to life worlds that existed billions of years in the past

Nathan Lujan on biodiversity, swimming with piranhas, and naming a species after his mom

Polar bears swimming

Award-winning photographer Martin Gregus on his craft, adventures, and how to scare off polar bears

Mariachi toy band

ROM acquires new collection of handmade toys

Black and white print showing a pumpkin.

From prints to sculptures, Kusama’s pumpkin are a reflection of the self

Curator in collections room

From early aspirations of becoming a comic book artist to a career in museums, Akiko Takesue discusses the evolution of her interest and expertise in Japanese art.

Detail of Ladies in the Garden.

The conservation of two ancient Chinese scroll paintings

A vase from ancient Greece

Understanding wedding rituals through images on a vase from Ancient Greece


Two men inside a lab with visitors outside

Gil Wizen and Mateus Pepinelli discuss the perks and perils of the job

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