Director, Royal Ontario Museum
basseches threw open the original doors to the ROM when he took over in 2016, with the refurbished eastern entrance, and free admission to the First Peoples exhibition. His hospitality has paid off. Membership has gone up 31 per cent in the past three years to 120,000. Now, he’s creating an outdoor space and performance terrace on Bloor Street, as a way of making the ROM a part of everyday public life. up next: Launching ZUUL: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, starring a 76-million-year-old ankylosaur that’s one of the best-preserved specimens in existence.