The Royal Ontario Musem (ROM) has announced that it’ll offer free access to select galleries this summer.
Starting today until September 25th, The ROM is looking to draw crowds to the museum by offering the first floor galleries to the public for free, thanks to the support of the Temerty Foundation. The main floor features the First Peoples gallery, and the China and Korea galleries. It’ll also be timed to coincide with the display of Kore 670, which is a sculpture from antiquity on loan from Greece. The new initiative comes as part of the museum’s effort to open its doors to a new generation of museum-goers.
Feel free to explore.
Beginning today, everyone can enjoy free access to the main floor of the Museum for the duration of the summer.
Welcome back to ROM.
— Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) June 9, 2022
“Now, more than ever, people are looking for new ways of understanding, and new ways of understanding, and new ways of connecting with their community,” ROM Director & CEO Josh Basseches explains. “And with today’s announcements, we are using our platform to reimagine our role in the community and bring Ontairo back to culture.”
The main floor also features the two exhibitions, #MyPandemicStory and Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression.
“Today’s announcements mark an important milestone in the Museum’s ongoing evolution,” a press release explains. “While ROM attracts more than 1.3 million visitors in a typical year, research and community dialogue has shown that there is an opportunity to reach new audiences, particularly young adults and new Canadians. These initiatives reinforce ROM’s commitment to being a place that connects people to the ideas that are shaping our culture today, and to each other.”
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