Thursday, March 19, 2015

Royal Ontario Museum Celebrates 100 Years

Royal Ontario Museum
Musee Royal De L'Ontario
1914 - 2014

The sender writes:
I had the privilege of going to the ROM in Toronto.  It reminded my of the Smithsonian, and I enjoyed it very much.  The special exhibit was called "The Forbidden City Collection" - it was stunning.  I am quite sure that I will never again see such rare pieces, but I have my memory and that will have to suffice.  If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend a visit to the museum.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a pre-printed stamp from Canada.  I don't know why, but it was bumped by the post office, 'Return to Sender'.  Luckily the sender is a friend of mine, so the next time we got together, she handed it to me.

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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a museum of world culture and natural history based in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, attracting over one million visitors every year.  It was established on 16 April 1912 and opened on 19 March 1914.

With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum's diverse collections of world culture and natural history are part of the reason for its international reputation. The museum contains notable collections of dinosaurs, minerals and meteorites, Near Eastern and African art, Art of East Asia, European history, and Canadian history. It also houses the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens. The museum also contains an extensive collection of design and fine arts, including clothing, interior, and product design, especially Art Deco.


ONeal said...

I really like crazy, unconventional buildings such as that. It's good that she had her return address on the card!

Brenda Perez said...

Right!?!?! I was happy to get the postcard from her in person :D