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.

A look at one of our secret collection rooms

Sebastian Kvist setting a leech trap in Lake Vermilion.

Sebastian Kvist on how new study offers insights into the powerful anticoagulants present in leech saliva

Every spring birds travel north to their breeding areas

Photographer laying in the snow to get a shot.

Learn more about what it’s like to be a wildlife photographer

The Canadian loons are back in season

How an ancient Greek statue found its way to our conservation lab

A young girl’s garment from the eighteenth century

Two ROM staff load an SUV with PPE.

Museum staff donate PPE in response to appeal made by local hospitals

Jumping spider.

ROM Entomologist Brad Hubley shares insights into what makes these eight-legged creatures special

How the ROM’s extensive Ornithology collection is crucial to understanding bird diversity and evolution

A sneak peek at some of the objects in the ROM’s renowned chintz collection

Using wax to create giant blackfly and mosquito models in Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches

Hands pressing a stamp with yellow paint onto white fabric.

How Indian chintz transformed fashion, trade, and technology

The little bear that charmed readers around the world

Illustration of vampires from popular culture.

From Count von Count to Edward Cullen: A look at the immortal bloodsucker that has evolved alongside us

Older than dinosaurs, we look at the bloodfeeding sea lampreys that have survived four major extinction periods

Outstanding collection comes out of the vaults for the second time in nearly 100 years

Fahmida Suleman.

Curator Fahmida Suleman discusses the significance of the ROM’s Islamic Arts collection