Winter appears to finally be over!
We invite you to join us for our next networking lunch meeting on Wednesday May 8 from noon to 1:30 pm. The meeting place is in the boardroom of Norton Rose, TD Centre, TD Waterhouse Tower location at 79 Wellington Street West, Suite 2300.
Our distinguished guest speakers are:
Janet Carding ROM Director - What is new at the ROM
The ROM is Canada’s world museum. From its beginnings in 1914 ROM has grown into a major extracurricular educator and the largest field research museum in Canada with staff in more than 30 countries. The ROM offers unforgettable insights into how the Earth and its cultures have evolved, helping a diverse visitor community understand how the changes we face today will shape the world we’ll live in tomorrow.
On the eve of their centennial, the ROM will begin a major restructuring of the Museum to respond to this need, opening up much more of their collection, world-class curators, guides and content to interested audiences through eight new Centres of Discovery. Shining a light on eight areas of excellence and intense audience interest, ROM Centres of Discovery offer visitors a portal to experience the Museum, a sense of belonging to a community that matters to them and the opportunity to directly participate in the process of discovery and the application of knowledge.
The Cullinan blue diamond necklace is a highlight from the Smithsonian Collection. The silver necklace holds 251 diamonds with a total carat weight of 5.32 carats of blue diamonds. Donated to the Smithsonian in 2010, this rivals the famed blue Hope diamond on display, the most visited object at the Smithsonian. This piece is on temporary loan to celebrate the Toronto International Jewellery Festival in May, 2013. This festival celebrates jewellery arts, metal arts and design from local, national and international participants. This piece will be on display at the ROM, Gem and Gold room until September.
Dianne Lister - Getting involved at the ROM
Supporting this transformative cultural shift is about supporting people: more wonder, more knowledge, more community strength. The involvement of ROM donors in this renewal, like the Women in Mining Toronto Branch, will be what makes it memorable. More than just funders, ROM donors are an integral part of our community, enjoying personalized events, curator meetings, targeted reports and behind-the-scenes tours.