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 May 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.

Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

ROM 100 Speaks

Of Africa is a multiplatform and multiyear project aimed at rethinking historical and contemporary representations of Africa.

Join us for Hellenic Heritage Day!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 11:00 - 16:00

Celebrate Hellenic culture and heritage with a full day of live music and dance performances, shopping, dining and more!

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.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00

ROM 100 Speaks

Join The Fashion Doctors, Alexandra Palmer and Timo Rissanen as they take you through the creation of  a garment from start to finish.