Join ROM Educator Andrew Watts and examine Mediaeval arms and armour from Iran. Over the Saturday, we'll also create a collaborative chain link art project and practise techniques used by armourers in the past.
Take a look at the many other amazing programs running today for Iranian Heritage Day HERE.
Included with Museum Admission. Activities 11 am - 3 pm
Meet long time ROM Educator Andrew Watts and help create our collaborative chain link art project. Andrew will walk participants through the creation of simplified chain links based on the techniques used by armourers in the past. Takes place in Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery on Level 3.
- Andrew Watts has over 10 years of experience as a professional educator at the ROM (and elsewhere Peel School Board, George Brown College). His formative years spent volunteering and working at the ROM encouraged him to complete his history degree and masters in education. He currently works as a Museum Teacher and Communications Professor where he passionately combines both skills to engage others and critically reflect about museum galleries, artefacts and the world today.
Taking inspiration from the chain link armour, we'll create necklaces using chain and leather string.
The Early Learners Lounge is an under 5 family lounge that provides a quiet space for families to rest, nurse, change diapers and play!
Discovery Activity Station
Programs are subject to change without notice.