As my reading week began I did not want to let it pass like all the others without doing anything but “chilling” at home. So I took the day off of work and headed west to the city, for an afternoon dedicated to knowledge, history, and culture. With my cousin we paid a visit to ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) located 5 minutes from downtown Toronto.
ROM includes exhibitions and galleries of various backgrounds. These displays are from a wide range of cultures including those from diverse parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, a global exhibit.
I love attending museums because its an opportunity for me to learn more about history. I get to learn new knowledge as I link other cultures and religions to mine. You get to find the connections between them, and their origins. We end up finding out our cultures are much more then tradition and includes more history then we anticipated.
East Asia Galleries
This gallery with holds items from China between 300 BC to approximately 1900. You can find statuary architectural objects including tomb related structures, and various artifacts from dinnerware, pottery, tiles and more.
Joey & Toby Tanenbeum Gallery of China
These galleries show case many historical artifacts and paintings of Canadian heritage and culture . The world of early Canada is displayed from the 17th century onward with deeply rich embellishments and decorative art work produced by Aboriginal, British, and French settlers.
Sigmund Samuel Gallery
The world of Canada from early ages to present day as it show cases the history portrayed in the artifacts. This is found through the displays of landscape paintings, portraits, furniture, and more.
Gallery of Africa: Egypt
This gallery features artifacts from 5,000 years as they exemplify Egyptian history from everyday essentials like pottery to tombs, coffins, mummies, and a collection of spells to name a few.
Galleries of Africa:Nubia
The ancient Nubian civilization is displayed in this gallery through artifacts which prospered from the Nile Valley. With literary pieces, pottery, and more.
Shreya’s and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa
The Ajrema gallery shows artistic and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples from Africa, the America’s, and Asia Pacific. With over 1,000 items on display you can find traditional clothing, spiritually and ritually rich items that symbolize identity and heritage.
Galleries of Greece
Beautiful displays of marble sculptures, vases, coins plus, this gallery looks at Ancient Greece through time from 700 to c 30 BC. The western culture includes some of the greatest historians, philosophers, and artists. These displays are influenced by the Mediterranean lifestyle through the Archaic and Classical periods.
Eaton Gallery of Rome
This gallery with holds the largest collection of Roman artifacts in the country. With artifacts from 1000 years showing history through the times of Republican and Imperial Rome surrounding large geographic areas from Britain to Egypt.
Wreath Gallery of the Middle East
Explore civilizations through the views of various cultures from the Fertile Crescent region in the Middle East, this includes; Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and Yemen.The displays are examples of culture, and technology. They are contribution from Eastern to Western civilization as they from the paleolithic age to 1900.
Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
Through this gallery you will get a taste of South Asian art, cultural traditions and heritage. You can find items from over 5,000 years ago as you see a wide range of religious objects. With an assortment of artifacts, they include scriptures, wooden carvings, textiles, paintings and many more. These collections are from Afghanistan, Bangladeshi, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.
Peace and Love,
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
*All information used was obtained from the museum and credited to the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto – an agency of the Government of Ontario