I visited the ROM one lunch break to preview the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. There was a little speech by prominent officials. I learned that new curators were brought on board to help with the gallery. We then went up to the gallery itself. I liked the layout and how they displayed the 1400+ pieces.
This gallery reflects the ROM’s vast and diverse collections that represent the artistic and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples from Africa, the American continents, the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania. This is the first permanent home for these collections in over 30 years, with many of the 1,400 artifacts on display for the first time.
Ranging from large and dramatic ceremonial masks and colourful robes to archaeological objects such as ceramics and basketry, the collections were gathered from the late 19th century to the present and represent some of the Museum’s founding collections. The artifacts reveal aspects of everyday life, clothing, commerce, ceremony and art of indigenous cultures from around the world. Divided into four geographic areas, this gallery is rich with symbols of heritage and identity that continue to have meaning today.
One piece was my favourite in particular, the Diablada dance mask from Bolivia
The gallery is open to the public and is located on the 3rd floor of the Crystal.
images: me and the ROM