Kay Sunahara

Kay Sunahara in collection storage examining fragments of Roman scale mail armour from Dura Europos, Syria

Kay Sunahara

Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Byzantine Collection Technician

Area: World Cultures, Ancient Cultures

Interests: Archaeology & Collections Management

Exhibitions & Galleries: Eaton Gallery of Rome, Toby & Joey Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome & the Near East, Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium, A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus, Bronze Age Aegean Gallery, Gallery of Greece, Pompeii-special exhibit June 2015-January 2016


Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, 2003
M.A., Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough, 1995
B.A., Anthropology & Fine Art History, University of Toronto, 1992
As an anthropological archaeologist working in a museum, for me, it's all about context. Blogging lets me share my work with people interested in a behind-the-scenes view of an uniquely Canadian museum. 
Managing archaeological collections, galleries, and exhibits is just the beginning. Each day at the ROM brings exciting new challenges and happenings.
For my latest blogs see the sidebar on this page - Recent News


Blog Archive




  • ROM Revealed - Greek & Roman Lab
  • Moving a helmet from the Gallery of Greece for study
  • Kay with interns
  • Re-seating a rare Bronze Age shield in collections storage
  • Examining a helmet for the Fact or Falsehood display
  • in situ artifact recording - Image by Holley Moyes

Research Projects

A core part of the archaeological science research at the ROM is the Ceramic Petrology Laboratory.


Authored by: Kay Sunahara

Authored by: Kay Sunahara