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Young Patrons Circle (YPC) supports the ROM’s overall mission to build community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. Through unique educational, social and cultural initiatives, YPC enhances the ROM experience while providing a philanthropic opportunity to those 45 and younger.


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Upcoming YPC Events    

Introducing Mesopotamia: An evening in c5
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Join us for an exciting evening celebrating YPC's support of the ROM's next blockbuster exhibition Mesopotamia.

Dr. Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, will give a short talk about this mysterious period and how it continues to influence present times. The evening will also be a unique opportunity to meet Dr. Rae Ostman, Managing Director of ROM Ancient Cultures.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: c5 Restaurant Lounge
Entrance: c5, Bloor Street (west of main Crystal Entrance)

This event is for YPC Patrons only. RSVP to Jessica Hall-Cummings at

Are you ready to rock the cradle of civilization? Ancient PROM tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia

YPC Supports Mesopotamia!

Set to make its Canadian premiere at the ROM on June 22, 2013, Mesopotamia will explore more than 3,000 years of ancient history, the impact of which still reverberates today.

This year, in thanks to your generous support, YPC is breaking new ground by supporting Mesopotamia as the show’s Exhibit Patron.



YPC Patrons on a 2012 trip to New York City
YPC Patrons at Citibank's world headquarters in New York City.


YPC Collection Adventures in Chicago
April 27-28, 2013

YPC is going to the 'Windy City' for a culture-filled weekend. Highlights include a behind-the-scenes tour at the Field Museum, an architectural boat cruise, and an exclusive tour of the University Club of Chicago's private art collection. Past trips have included Montreal and New York City.

Only a few spots left! To RSVP, please email Jessica Hall-Cummings at

Private tours are for Patrons only. Guests may join for the Friday night cocktails, group dinner and architecture tour.

Recent YPC Events    

Patrons examing different beetle specimens

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Thanks for joining us.

The Darwin themed Cabinets of Curiosities event on February 7th brought out star objects from collections storage into the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity. Highlights included two live milk snakes!

A big thank you to all of our ROM experts including Dave Ireland, Managing Director of ROM Biodiversity for his keynote talk.

In addition, thanks to the Patrons that visited the ROM over the Family Day Weekend and took advantage of the Patrons Family Lounge on Sunday, February 17th.


Cabinets of Curiosities Wine Sponsor

Metropolitan Wines & Spirits

Patrons Family Lounge Cookie Sponsor

Mary MacLeod


Patrons holding a milk snake

Patrons listening to technician Mark Peck speak about Charles Darwin

Patrons at a reception during Cabinets of Curiosities

Patrons at Cabinets of Curiosities reception

YPC Patron Update    

Love the ROM

The ROM is preparing to celebrate a significant and exciting milestone year in 2014 - a century of building communities and bringing people and ideas together.

This year, the Museum will celebrate its 99th birthday on March 19, 2013 and the ROM Governors will launch a special community fundraising campaign called Love the ROM.

We will be reaching out to our family of ROM supporters by phone, email and mail starting this spring. We hope you will show your love for the ROM and help us celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime moment in the Museum's history by making a commemorative centennial gift in your name, or in a loved one's name and receive special recognition in our centennial year!

The YPC would like to welcome and thank the following new Patrons for their support:

Jennifer Gorman
Nicolas S. Kopachkov
Dimitrios & Rebecca Mastoras
Rosalie Villanueva

Please join us in thanking the following Patrons for increasing their YPC gifts:

Guy Reichman - Explorer Level - $1,000

King Siu - Explorer Level - $1,000

Remember, by upgrading to the Explorer Level or above as a single cardholder, you gain a guest privilege for all YPC events.

Let's ROM    

March Break 2013: Passport to the World
March 9–17, 2013

Come to the ROM this March Break, where family fun and learning are on the ticket: bring the kids and head on a global adventure, stamping your Passport as you go! The ROM has brought out tons of cool things just for March Break: explore hands-on artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes and engage with ROM staff like never before.

Special for ROM Members: ROM Members can experience the cosmos first with exclusive access to the 11:30 am showing of the Starlab!

Member Lecture: CSI - ROM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:00–8:30 pm
ROM Members Only

Join Oliver Haddrath, ROM Technician, Natural History Department for this very special lecture about the ROM's work with DNA.



Glyph Turned Upside Down: The Lillian Massey Building Stained Glass
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
7:00–8:00 pm

Egyptologist Steven B. Shubert (PhD University of Toronto) will explore the ancient Egyptian models for the representations of pre-Raphaelite artist Henry Holiday found in the spectacular stained glass windows at the University of Toronto's Lillian Massey Building.

Behind the Seams at the Costume Institute
Friday, April 5, 2013

4:00–6:00 pm

Chris Paulocik worked as the conservator at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from 1989 to 2011. She was in charge of conservation, installation and collections. Chris will discuss her experiences working with a world famous collection and a demanding exhibition schedule.


Striding Lion video


Artifact highlight from Mesopotamia

The Striding Lion of Babylon once adorned the citadel of the Nebuchadnazzar castle. Found in the throne room, the decorated relief on clay bricks is extremely rare and is one of the ROM's iconic, must-see treasures.

See it for yourself in the upcoming Mesopotamia exhibition opening June 22, 2013.




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