Sharing the Kirwin Collection with the World

Aquamarine and Muscovite in Quartz

The ROM is grateful to BMO Financial Group for an extraordinary $1M gift in support of the Kirwin Collection initiative. This generous investment in ROM Earth & Space will help the ROM catalogue, digitize, store and share this remarkable collection with the public.

“BMO Financial Group is proud to support the acquisition, storage and digitization of the Kirwin Collection at the ROM,” says Egizio Bianchini, Vice Chair, Global Co-Head, Metals & Mining at BMO Capital Markets. “It is one of the most impressive collections of ore suites ever assembled, and a rare and remarkable educational resource for visitors, students, academics, and mining industry professionals.” 

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group has an unwavering commitment to helping meet the needs of the many organizations and groups that make our communities strong. Through volunteering, donations and sponsorship programs, BMO invests in the neighbourhoods, towns and regions in which they live and operate.

BMO Financial Group joins a growing number of valued donors and corporate sponsors that have supported the Kirwin Collection initiative, including: AMC Consultants, Gordon Bogden, Scott Hand, Hatch, Douglas Kirwin, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Rock of Ages Gala, Francine and Robert Ruggles, Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust, Christopher Wansbrough, Women in Mining, Toronto Chapter and Yamana Gold Inc.