Meet YPC Committee Member Meredith Taylor
What is your occupation?
I’m a government relations professional – an in house lobbyist for a bank.
What was the last book you read?
I have a bit of an obsession with true crime so it was Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas. This book was the basis for the Netflix series Mind Hunter.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would have to be a song by my favourite band…The Band! But choosing just one feels so difficult. I’d probably pick The Weight because it was basically the soundtrack of my high school years and has such a calming melody.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Anywhere in, on or around a body of water. I feel like I should have been born a fish!
Why did you join YPC?
I have to be honest, the Blue Whale exhibit and the opportunity to get behind the scenes with the curator and learn about it before it hit the museum floor was a huge pull. Of course, the vault tours and fact or fiction nights were also very enticing!
What do you like best about being a Young Patron of the ROM?
Can I pick two? The opportunity to meet and network with other young professionals interested in art, history and culture AND getting behind the scenes looks at the ROM’s artifacts that aren’t on display!
Describe the ROM in one word.
Tell us one of your favourite ROM memories.
It was just last year, bringing my nephew to the Blue Whale exhibit. He was 4 at the time and was in absolute awe of it. We sat together in silence for probably 20 minutes in the audio / video booth that played the sound of the whale’s call and answer. It was such a great experience to watch him process what he was hearing and seeing.
What do you love most about the ROM?
This speaks to how I described the ROM. I love how diverse the collections and exhibits are. I can go to the ROM and get my fix on everything from art and fashion to history and nature.
If you could have anything from the ROM’s collections, what would you choose?
I would probably pick anything from the Earth’s Treasures Gallery – it’s absolutely fascinating the beautiful things that mother nature creates!