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.

Archival photograph and archival text printed on backlit fabric panel.

A forthcoming book looks at the current state of cultural emergency forcing museums to rethink and rewrite the stories of their collections

Three archaeologists working in a valley.

Rethinking the spread of early civilization in the Andes

Red crossbill.

The nomadic winter finches are irruptive migrants who plan their travels based on food supply

A porcelain vase with brown stripes.

A porcelain vase in the ROM’s collections tells a darker story of how the concentration camp system in Germany used forced labour to produce decorative objects for the Nazi party

Painting of a resident from a BC internment camp and kimono-clad women from a 19th century ukiyo-e print.

A new ROM painting, by Japanese-Canadian artist Norman Kiyomitsu Takeuchi, focuses on how identity is shaped by experience

Treaty Beer can.

An object in the ROM’s collections calls attention to the rejection of Wisconsin Ojibwe treaty rights and highlights how a beer can became a symbol of intolerance

Acrylic painting on canvas.

How do our stories shape our artistic expression? Walter Toshiyuki Sunahara’s visually striking paintings contemplate his childhood memories of internment in the remote interior of British Columbia during the Second World War

ROM Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

ROM Trustee Rita Shelton Deverell on the leading role museums can play in an informed future

Like many of today’s millennials, adolescent Sabre-Toothed Cats stayed with family longer than expected

Birds with tags in ROM collection.

From deciphering genomes to studying the rate at which different species evolve, our ornithology collections are essential to informing new scientific research

Close-up of mummy of Chantress of Amun, Nefer-Mut.

How ongoing research is pushing the boundaries of Mummy Studies and teaching us about the lives of these ambassadors from the past

The newest exhibition at the ROM provides unique insights into the lives, mummification, and deaths of ancient Egyptians

A look at the extraordinary creativity and ingenuity across the region

Dense trees in forest.

A refreshed interpretation for the ROM’s Tree Cookie

OSIRIS-REx launching from Cape Canaveral.

A historic moment for NASA as spacecraft approaches descent on asteroid for sample collection

The ROM’s Plaza Gardens bring a buzzing green space to Bloor Street

Challenging old belief systems and offering fresh perspectives on colonial histories

How eighteenth-century global trade fostered a new-found fascination in plants and flowers from around the world, ushering in a golden age of botany that influenced the decorative arts