Programs

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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tiraz fragment Linen tabby with silk tapestry Egypt 996 - 1021
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

This lecture charts the varied ways in which social interaction with textiles and their production informed the fabric of life of women in medieval Cairo.

The Coming of Christ. Bloor Street United Church (Huron Street).
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 13:00 - 14:30

Exclusively for ROM Members. Registration is required as space is limited. No waiting list.

Members will visit the Gothic Revival Bloor Street United Church and view mid-20th century stained glass by Celtic Studio, focusing on the Great South Window.

Ikat shawl with painted inscription Cotton tabby with warp ikat pattern, ink, gold leaf Yemen 10th century 970.364.19
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 20:00 - 21:00

Pre-registration is required.  Ticket sales will not be available at the door.

Georges Brossard, a self-taught entomologist, writer, and advocate baseed in Quebec. Brossard
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 13:30 - 14:45

Free. RSVP Required.

Fourth Annual Qiumby F. Hess Lecture. Everyone Welcome.

Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada - Conference November 27 & 28, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 09:00 - 17:00

The Ontario Road Ecology Group and partners present Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada.

Dundurn Castle, Courtesy Wikipedia.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 08:00 - 18:00

We will visit the historical sites of Hamilton that will be dressed up for the season. Come see Dundurn Castle, Whitehearn Historic House, the Royal Botanical Gardens and many other places in all their splendor. Enjoy the magic of the season in Hamilton.

Trinity College Chapel, Angel figures, 1887, McCausland.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 13:00 - 14:30

Exclusively for ROM Members. This walk is now fully booked. No waiting list.

Join us as we view some of the artistic treasures of Trinity College, University of Toronto.

ROM Natural History staff examine specimens brought to an id clinic.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 16:00 - 17:30

Visitors with rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or suspected meteorites can have them identified at these special id clinics, held six times a year. These clinics are free, however NO appraisals will be done.

Rug, 17th century, Iran, cotton & wool, T03.47.11, Gift of Mrs. Herta Vodstrcil in memory of Andrew Vodstrcil
Repeats every day until Sun Dec 14 2014 .
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 11:00 - 17:00

ROM Members Only.

For one weekend only, Saturday December 13 & Sunday December 14, 2014, ROM Members can enjoy a weekend of exploring the continuum of textile art at the Textile Museum of Canada.

Stained glass displayed in the ROM European gallery, from left: Death of St Nicholas (16th century), Saint Catherine of Alexandria (14th century), Donor Panel (late 14th, early 15th century).
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 13:00 - 14:30

Exclusively for ROM Members.  Registration is required as space is limited. No waiting list.

Members will view 700 years of stained glass history including the St. Nicholas and St. Catherine stained glass windows in the ROM's Samuel European Galleries, the Church of the Redeemer and the Lillian Massey Building.