Lectures

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Detail from Tiraz fragment with felicitous inscriptions, Linen; silk; tabby, Egypt 1134-1166 CE, ROM 961.107.3 Michel E. Abemayor Collection
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

The concept of Paradise figures prominently in the sacred book of Islam, the Koran. Certain rituals developed to ensure that the deceased would achieve this goal.

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, September 16, 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

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 17:00 - 18:00

Patricia Harris shares 55 years of volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum.  The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume opened at the ROM in 2008.

 

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 10:00 - 12:00

Monthly free with admission lecture series featuring ROM experts in the fields of natural history, world cultures, the environment, anthropology and archaeology.

A taxidermic mount of female (right) and male (left) Passenger Pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius) from the ROM's collections.
Friday, September 26, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

Separating Leather Jacket. IZ Adaptive Clothing. Photo by Adrienne Mountain
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Iconic fashion journalist Jeanne Beker hosts world-renown Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri, Toronto based writer and nationally recognized advocate Barbara Turnbull, and structural engineer and co-founder of Stop-Gap Foundation Luke Anderson, as they explore the impact of adaptive design on the world of fashion and beyond.

Of Africa: Histories, Collections & Reflections
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Of Africa: Histories, Collections & Reflections
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 10:30 - 17:00

Of Africa is a multiplatform and multiyear project aimed at rethinking historical and contemporary representations of Africa.

Of Africa: Histories, Collections & Reflections
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 10:30 - 17:00

Of Africa is a multiplatform and multiyear project aimed at rethinking historical and contemporary representations of Africa.

Glass weight Moulded and stamped glass Egypt, 1014-1020 976.67.1 Gift of Felix B. Minarovich
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 20:00 - 21:00

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