Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s celebrated international museum and houses important collections in art, culture and nature (www.rom.on.ca).  The ROM is the largest Museum in Canada, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors per year, with an annual operating budget of $65 million, and is a world leader in communicating its research and collections to visitors.  The ROM features 40 galleries and exhibition spaces in its original heritage building and its 2007 Michael Lee-Chin Crystal designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.  Toronto, the fourth-largest city in North America, is a cosmopolitan, multinational city of 2.8 million people on Lake Ontario.  The Greater Toronto Area had a population of 6.4 million in 2016 and is growing rapidly.

The ROM seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative individual with a track record of success in both research and exhibitions.  The successful candidate will be involved in developing and implementing a strategy to build, manage, and interpret the collection of Japanese Art & Culture and lead its interpretation and presentation to general and academic audiences.  The curator will join the Museum at a critical time, as the ROM charts a new course to engage visitors and communities more deeply in its collections and research.  The new curator will have the opportunity to offer a fresh perspective on the impact and influence of Japanese art and culture on our contemporary world.

The ROM’s collection of Japanese Art & Culture is the largest in Canada with over 10,000 objects.  The Edo and Meiji periods predominate, though the collection also includes archaeological artifacts from more than 1,400 years ago up to contemporary works by Japanese-Canadian artists.  The ROM has important collections of Japanese prints, screens, ceramics, and arms and armor, and a rich and strong representation of inros, tsubas, netsukes, instruments and other decorative arts.  The collection also includes Buddhist art.  The ROM collections of Ethnology and Textiles & Costume also house important materials from Japan.

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Cecile Laly

CREOPS (Université Paris-Sorbonne), International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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