Lectures

Friday, April 18, 2014

Forbidden City, Photo Credit: Dr. Chen Shen
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10:00 - 15:00

Bishop White Committee Symposium

Wednesday, April 30, 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.

Explore The Forbidden City Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Coinciding with the opening of our newest exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors the Explore The Forbidden City lecture series will present multiple perspectives and deeper exploration of themes from the exhibition, from China and all around the world, both historical and contemporary.

Explore The Forbidden City Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Imperial regalia were strictly regulated by sumptuary laws in traditional China. These laws reveal much about the culture in China, and specifically in the Forbidden City. Imperial costume expressed the wants and desires of both the individual wearer, and of society as a whole.

Hydroid (Sertularella mutsuensis Stechow 1931) from the 2011 Japanese tsunami debris.  Image credit:  Dr. Henry H. C. Choong.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 11:00 - 12:00

Registration is required as space is limited.  No waiting lists.
ROM Members only. Free.

The catastrophic Tôhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 resulted in floating debris extending thousands of kilometres in the Pacific Ocean, some of which has appeared on the west coast of North America.

Explore The Forbidden City Lecture Series
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Nature All Around Us: How was nature present or represented in the Forbidden City? What is the symbolic meaning of plants and animals found in the architecture, on objects, and on clothing?