Don’t just come to the ROM - experience your Museum!

Want more ROM? Go beyond artifacts and experience the ROM with special events and programming for those who want to know more. Each of the ROM’s Centres for Discovery focuses specifically on what interests you. Engage in discussions with academics and enthusiasts at a variety of symposia. Go behind the scenes and ask questions at Curator’s Corner, where ROM curators and researchers share their adventures from around the world. Fascinating ROM lectures by subject matter experts are sure to feed your curiosity about our planet – from nature and science to world cultures.

Mark your calendars and join us October 2014 for a new season of ROM Friday Night Live, where events after dark mix culture and nightlife to create a whole new, energized downtown Toronto experience.

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Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pattern Book, Downing Collection at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Free. RSVP Required.
Annual Veronika Gervers Memorial Lecture

Dr. Philip Sykas from Manchester Metropolitan University, will look at the market for British printed garment textiles that grew alongside radical technological and design changes in the period 1780-1880.

Wednesday, October 29, 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.

Sarah Thornton, Author of  33 Artists in 3 Acts.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

ROM Contemporary Culture in partnership with the Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series present:

Sarah Thornton

ROM Friday Night Live - Toronto's Unique Night Out
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 19:00

Toronto's unique social destination: with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences, every event brings new surprises!

Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 19:30 - 20:30

34th Annual Holocaust Education Week, Opening Lecture

FREE.  RSVP Required. 
Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Battlefield House, Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 08:00 - 18:00

Hamilton is called “Steel Town” but it is so much more. Discover Hamilton from its early roots through industry, architecture and art.

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

Qasab fragment with ducks and parrots Gauzy linen tabby with silk and gold tapestry Egypt Mid-11th century 980.78.111.A Wilkinson Collection, Gift of Albert and Federico Friedberg
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

Luxury textiles were indispensible symbols of status, wealth and power at imperial courts across the vast Islamic lands from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.

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.

ROM 100 Speaks Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

ROM 100 Speaks is a cutting edge series that offers adults an opportunity to participate in learning and discovery through memorable once in a lifetime lecture experiences.