ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUMSTAFF INVITATION TO PRE-OPENING
As a member of the staff, Pat and her family were invited to a pre-opening event on June 10, 2007. The effect of the "crystal" addition was a dizzying experience.
On Saturday, June 2, the ROM, along with Their Excellencies The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor-General of Canada and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, officially opened the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal and marked the beginning of the Crystal Age for the ROM.
Michael Lee-Chin wasn't entirely on-board with Libeskind's concept at first. "Initially, when I saw the design, I was most reticent," Chin says, but spending time with the architect convinced him. "It is a building that will inspire other architects to go further."
The last three photos were taken before I noticed the NO PHOTOGRAPHS sign for this section of Level 4. All other sections and levels permitted pictures to be taken.