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.

Mexican Day of the Dead decorative skulls.
Friday, October 30, 2015 | 18:00 - 19:00

FREE. RSVP Required.

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.

Sheikha Al Qasimi. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 19:00 - 20:00

Featuring SHEIKHA HOOR AL QASIMI on Art and Culture in the Gulf

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.

©Andrey Gudkov (Russia) Komodo Judo
Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 13:30 - 14:30


2015 Annual Quimby F. Hess Lecture
Rap Battles and Pop: Discovering the Secret Sounds of Insects

RSVP Required. Free with Museum admission.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 13:30 - 14:30

Everyone Welcome

RSVP Required.  Free with Museum admission.

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

Professor Massimo Osanna, Superintendent of the Archaeological Site of Pompeii and Special Superintendence for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, 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.

Speaker for 2016 Bishop White Luncheon: David Mulroney
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 11:30 - 14:15

Finding our inner monkey: Canada-China relations in 2016