Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

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

Join The Fashion Doctors, Alexandra Palmer and Timo Rissanen as they take you through the creation of  a garment from start to finish.

Bob Colacello, Photo: Jonathan Becker
Monday, November 17, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

An Evening with Bob Colacello

9th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

Black and white portrait of Bob Colacello.
Monday, November 17, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:30

An Evening with Bob Colacello

9th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

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.

Georges Brossard, a self-taught entomologist, writer, and advocate baseed in Quebec. Brossard
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 13:30 - 14:45

Free. RSVP Required.

Fourth Annual Qiumby F. Hess Lecture. Everyone Welcome.

Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada - Conference November 27 & 28, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 09:00 - 17:00

The Ontario Road Ecology Group and partners present Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada.