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     The Royal Ontario Museum Celebrates 100 Years

March 21, 2014
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Happy Birthday ROM!

    In 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum was built as a museum for the people, and today it’s identity continues to remain with people.   The ROM is a shared project between the province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. In the first four days of its grand opening, nearly 8,000 visitors passed through the gallery.   Exactly 100 years since the museum first opened on March 19, 1914, the museum announced a new fundraising goal of $15 million to help them create a more striking entrance and add new gallery space.   That same day ROM CEO Janet Carding launched the Love the ROM campaign with an event marking the 100th anniversary of the esteemed museum.   "We hear again and again from families that have migrated to Canada that when they came to the ROM, that's where they began to learn about the country they live in," Carding told CBC News.     Image/Source: thestar.com, cbc.ca @sara-leerowe  

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