New ROM CEO wants to bring "evolutionary" change to museum


Janet Carding, the Royal Ontario Museum's new CEO, wants to make the ROM a warmer and friendlier place to go. Because what isn't warm about massive crystal structures jutting out over Bloor Street?

Carding, who has been at the ROM a mere 10 days, says she wants to make children a focus again with more technology and community engagement.

"One of the things I'm very interested in is how young people engage with the museum," she says. "The research that's been done across various museums says [around seven] is a good age for creating a lifelong museum visitor."

Still, Carding says she doesn't want to overhaul old ROM ways saying Torontonians can expect "evolutionary change, not revolutionary."


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