ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

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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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Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate York University, Co-Chair Friends of South Asia Committee, and ROM curatorial intern.

 


Bagh nakh (tiger-claw weapon), lacquered steel, India, 19th century, ROM 913.10.28

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Dr. Keall will share highlights of the ROM's expedition at Qal’eh-i Yazdigird and sets the site in the context of the Silk Roads network of land routes and shipping lanes. The caravan cities of Palmyra and Dura Europos in Syria are featured in the new display, Ancient Stronghold of an...