Allan & Helaine Shiff Endowment Funds World’s First Climate Change Curator at Toronto’s ROM

“Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. We can’t sit idly by when we have the opportunity to shape our collective future.”
– Philanthropist Allan Shiff, funder of the world’s first climate change curator position at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Shiff and his late wife’s $1.5M endowment has supported the ROM in hiring liminologist-turned-curator Soren Brothers. “[Global Warming] needs to be treated as seriously as 19th-century Canadian art, or mammals and whales,” observes ROM Director Josh Basseches.
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