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.

What's New

Category: Video

Do clothes really make the man? See the full video, Stavros: Master Tailor, in the new Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, opening April 16, 2008 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Explore the extensive transformations in textile design and technology throughout the past three millennia. The gallery presents highlights from the ROM's renowned collection of over 50,000 textile and costume artifacts, in a rotating display of approximately 200 pieces.

Category: Video

Embellished with silk embroidery, ribbon appliqués, spangles and glass stones, Marie-Antoinette's lavish dress is restored to its original splendour at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Category: Blog Post

On a recent trip to New York City, ICC Managing Director Francisco Alvarez met with artist Marla Mossman. While gallery hopping and deep conversations over sushi, Marla shared the details of her very intriguing current art project