ROM Textiles & Fashions

From prehistory through to the present day, textile production has been a fundamental part of human existence. ROM Textiles & Fashions presents the rich heritage of textiles and fashion from around the world, drawing on the ROM’s collection of 50,000 fragile and sensitive objects and our extensive curatorial expertise. Rotating exhibits of weaving, needlework, printed and archaeological textiles, and silks related stories that interweave cultures and societies and record intimate histories, politics and ingenious innovation.

ROM Textiles & Fashions explores the fascinating world of global textiles and fashions.

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In the years between the World Wars a new design style emerged  which embraced  the imagery of industrialization. This style, known as Art Deco, responded to the social and technological developments that had come out of the First World War, and celebrated all things modern.

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Three headdresses, 1801

October saw another Fashion Week in Toronto come and go - one of many events that mark the seasons of the fashion calendar. 

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Past groups have made magnificent murals. What will we make this time?!

Build your portfolio as you find inspiration from the ROM’s diverse galleries. Learn the fundamentals of art techniques from drawing to printmaking and get comfortable with various media including pencil, pastel, and paint. Once your portfolio is primed and ready, it’s time to share your work with an exhibition.