Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ROM Friday Night Live - Toronto's unique evening out
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 19:00

Toronto's unique social destination: with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences, every event brings new surprises!

Fragment of fine linen tabby with silk and gold tapestry decoration, perhaps the end of a turban cloth. Made in Egypt in the Fatimid period, 12th century.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Coinciding with the opening of our newest exhibition, Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, join experts for a series of informative and engaging lectur

Qasab fragment with ducks and parrots Gauzy linen tabby with silk and gold tapestry Egypt Mid-11th century 980.78.111.A Wilkinson Collection, Gift of Albert and Federico Friedberg
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Luxury textiles were indispensible symbols of status, wealth and power at imperial courts across the vast Islamic lands from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.

ROM 100 Speaks Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

ROM 100 Speaks is a cutting edge series that offers adults an opportunity to participate in learning and discovery through memorable once in a lifetime lecture experiences.

Alexandra Palmer and Timo Rissanen
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

Join the Fashion Doctors, Dr. Timo Rissanen , Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, Parsons, School of Fashion and Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator Textiles & Costume at the ROM, on an extraordinary creative journey.

Climate change and habitat destruction are just two factors contributing to species extinction. Learn about species that are threatened or have disappeared because of human influence – some of them from our own back yard.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 11:00 - 12:00

Members only. Event is now fully booked. There are no waiting list.

A talk and tour of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity with a particular emphasis on three exciting new projects that all seek to celebrate and animate the ROM's 100th anniversary.

Tiraz fragment Linen tabby with silk tapestry Egypt 996 - 1021
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

This lecture charts the varied ways in which social interaction with textiles and their production informed the fabric of life of women in medieval Cairo.

The Coming of Christ. Bloor Street United Church (Huron Street).
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 13:00 - 14:30

Exclusively for ROM Members. Registration is required as space is limited. No waiting list.

Members will visit the Gothic Revival Bloor Street United Church and view mid-20th century stained glass by Celtic Studio, focusing on the Great South Window.

Ikat shawl with painted inscription Cotton tabby with warp ikat pattern, ink, gold leaf Yemen 10th century 970.364.19
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 20:00 - 21:00

Pre-registration is required.  Ticket sales will not be available at the door.

Teacher Day at the ROM!
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 10:00 - 12:00

Join us as we celebrate dedicated teachers like you!

Arrive between 10 am – 12 noon and Teachers plus 1 Guest get into the ROM for free!

This special day includes: