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, September 19, 2014

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Sketch your way through the ROM's diverse collections! Accompanied by a trusty pencil, discover Chinese temple art, the dinosaurs, European art, the art of Canada's First Peoples, plus bird and animal subjects.

Silver tea set by Robert Cruikshank
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:00

Paid Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to 30 - 35 participants.

Join us for this special Canadian domestic silver ID clinic and hands-on workshop.  Begin with a short presentation followed by a hands-on workshop.

ase. Made by the Loetz Glassworks (Glassfabrik Johann Lötz Witwe, founded in 1836) Klostermühle, Bohemia Mouth-blown mottled pale yellow over clear glass overlaid with metallic oxides Designed about 1900.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 11:00 - 12:00

ROM Members only. Registration is required as space is limited.

Join Robert Little, ROM Curator, Mona Campbell Curator for European Decorative Arts, for this special tour of the exhibition Around 1914: Design in  a New Age.

Of Africa: Histories, Collections & Reflections
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

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.

Photograph of Charles Trick Currelly (back row centre) in Jerusalem, from Currelly photograph album
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 17:00 - 18:00

Paid pre-registration is required.  Discount for ROM Members.

In this centenary year of the Royal Ontario Museum, ROM curator Sarah Fee shares her new research into the early aquisition of Asian and African textiles and costume which greatly contributed to the Museum's current outstanding collection of nearly 50,000 pieces.


The Gardiner Museum.  Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 10:00 - 17:00

ROM Members only.

For one weekend only, ROM Members can view a dynamic and unique event in the Gardiner Museum’s galleries.

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.

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

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.