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.

Proximity to the Soufrière Hills volcano has had a dramatic impact on the bats of Montserrat

The vampire bat gets its name from shared traits with one of folklore’s most feared monsters

Graphic illustrating linking forms.

Why are vampire bats the only mammals that are obligate blood feeders?

Mosquito fogging in countryside of Penang, Malaysia.

The biology of mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit

Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh.

Uncovering the hidden details of Dutch art

Piece of forked wood.

A white oak tree witnessed history in the making at Burlington Bay in the 17th century

Where the ROM’s paintings live when not on display

One of the few minerals that form in bio-microsystems, such large and transparent crystals are few and far between

Gloeyend in Dutch portrait painting in the late 16th and 17th centuries

Kirk Hammett standing in front of three paintings of burning ships.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on the manifestation of fear and uncertainty in art

A Fashion Dialogue Between East and West

Separated in 1912, two portraits are reunited after more than 100 years

More than one million spiders produced the large handwoven cloth

Maharaja by Panchal Mansaram.

Mansaram collection encapsulates works ranging from before 1980 to present

Fold II is displayed in Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery 

The story behind the sculptures at Museum subway station

See spiders in a new light with Spiders: Fear & Fascination

How Iris van Herpen transformed the fashion world