Lectures

ROM Speaks

A unique and provocative series, only at the Royal Ontario Museum. Attend post event receptions, meet like-minded individuals and engage in thought provoking discussion.

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ROM Daytime

Join us for midweek lectures that showcase the Centres of Discovery and research in action. Then, continue the dialogue over coffee.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 14:00 - 16:30

Free with RSVP

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

This summer, the ROM welcomes the opening of the greatly anticipated special exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Series Tickets

General Public: $150
Member: $135
Teacher/Student: $135
(HST will be added.)

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

This summer, the ROM welcomes the opening of the greatly anticipated special exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

The Smithsonian Institute's Benjamin Andrews takes us on a journey through explosive volcanic eruptions such as that seen at Pompeii in 79 AD. Hear his take on the impact of volcanic activities on regional and global environments, and human societies.

ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 18:00 - 21:00

Celebrate the world of Neopolitan gastronomy with Michelin Star Chef Iaccarino from the Campania region.  Chef Iaccarino's menu will bring to life the cuisine and terroir of the Sorrentine coastline of the Neapolitan region.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Kenneth Lapatin of the J. Paul Getty Museum joins us to explore the re-discovery of Pompeii, its influence on Neoclassicism, and the impact of Rome on the modern psyche.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Salvatore Settis, one of Italy's foremost scholars, joins us to discuss the extraordinary art of Pompeii and its impact on Italian history and culture

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 19:00 - 22:00

Celebrate the closing of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano with a gastronomic extravaganza of Neopolitan food and drink.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Go behind closed doors in the ancient metropolis of Pompeii. From bathhouses and prostitutes, to villas and erotic artwork, Dr. Paul Roberts explores the private side of life in the Roman world.