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, September 20, 2014

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.

Bob Colacello, Photo: Jonathan Becker
Monday, November 17, 2014 | 19:00 - 20:30

An Evening with Bob Colacello

9th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

Black and white portrait of Bob Colacello.
Monday, November 17, 2014 | 19:00 - 21:30

An Evening with Bob Colacello

9th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

Climate change and habitat destruction are just two factors contributing to species extinction. Learn about species that are threatened or have disappeared because of human influence – some of them from our own back yard.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 11:00 - 12:00

Members only. Registration is required as space is limited.

A talk and tour of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity with a particular emphasis on three exciting new projects that all seek to celebrate and animate the ROM's 100th anniversary.

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.

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.