The Royal Ontario Museum celebrated its Centennial today (March 19, 2014) by announcing bold plans that will transform how the ROM welcomes and interacts with its visitors. The $15M Love the ROM Centennial Campaign aims to transform the Museum experience inside and out – from the moment you step onto the ROM Plaza to how you discover and interact with their world-renowned collections and leading experts. Future plans include a new entrance, biodiversity gardens and outdoor performance space and an innovative new Gallery of Early Life.
Interesting ROM Facts:
-The ROM is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world cultures and one of North America’s great museums.
-The ROM contains more than six million objects in its collections and features over 30 galleries showcasing art, archaeology and natural science.
-March 19, 2014 has been declared Royal Ontario Museum Centennial Day in Toronto.
-Originally it housed five separate museums; the Royal Ontario of Museums of Archeology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy, Zoology and Geology.
To support the Love the ROM Centennial Campaign, visit rom.on.ca/lovetherom