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Toronto, Mar 8 (Canadian-Media): Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) celebrates opening of Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India with Charity Gala, media reports said.
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom/Courtesy of ROM
On March 6, 2019, ROM welcomed more than 500 special guests at the ROM Ball, Ontario’s preeminent cultural charity gala and was able to raises over $500,000 net in support of the Museum.
The office of the ROM Governors, established in 1992 as the ROM Foundation, supported by an independent Board which provides leadership in a wide range of philanthropic activities supporting ROM programs, research, collections, galleries, exhibitions and outreach programs to better serve its diverse and ever-changing community both to the institution and its donors.
All proceeds from the ROM Ball will support the Museum’s highest priorities to help build and share global collections, create knowledge, inspire learning, encourage gathering and spark exchange within the intersecting worlds of art, culture and nature.
“We are immensely grateful to the many volunteers, donors and partners who helped make our signature fundraising event a terrific success for the ROM,” said Susan Horvath, President & CEO of the ROM Governors. “It was a wonderful night celebrating one of the largest and most important exhibitions of South Asian art and culture ever presented at the Museum.”
This exhibition opens to the public on March 9, 2019 in the ROM’s Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall. Treasures of a Desert Kingdom is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with the collaboration of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, India.
“CIBC is proud of its century-long history with the ROM as both a client and community partner,” said Victor Dodig, President & CEO of CIBC and ROM Governor. “We are very pleased to support the ROM corporately through a variety of programs and special events like the ROM Ball, as well as through the volunteerism of our passionate and committed employees.”
The ROM was honoured to welcome His Highness Maharaja GajSingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur and his daughter, Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye, at the highly-anticipated event among several notable philanthropists, iconic Canadians and dignitaries in attendance.
Founded in 1914, ROM is among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, and showcases art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages.
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It is also Canada's largest and most comprehensive museum and home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects, and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces.
ROM is Canada's preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new discoveries and plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world and serves as a national landmark, and a dynamic cultural destination in the heart of Toronto for all to enjoy.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)