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Face to Face with Dr. Silvia Forni: Building a Collection

The artistry in basketry from the south west region of North America is some of the most beautiful in the world. Basket design helps distinguish cultural origin, and some baskets were produced for special use, such as this ceremonial wedding basket from the Navajo culture, for use during the ceremony.


Registration is required as space is limited.  For Members Only.

Museums collect and preserve interesting fragments of history that reflect the creativity of people from other times and places, but also the interest of the collectors who acquired them. How did the art works in the Africa gallery make their way to the ROM? What stories do they tell about the people who made them, used them and collected them?

Dr. Silvia Forni, ROM Curator, World Cultures, will take Members on a guided walk, in the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific, to explore the stories behind the some of the artworks in the Africa display, from the most prized historical holdings to contemporary objects acquired in the last few years.

Meet in Chen Court on the main level (just past express entry) at 10:50 am.  You will be given head sets and then escorted to the gallery for your tour.



Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific: Building a Collection

Meet in Chen Court, Level 1 (just past express entry). You will be greeted and escorted to the gallery as a group.

Bloor Street (main entrance)


Dr. Silvia Forni, ROM Curator, World Cultures