Talks & Performances

ROM Daytime

Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of daytime lectures.  Lectures are followed by a short reception with coffee, tea and treats, and access to some of the ROM's newest exhibits!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm            Lecture in Eaton Theatre
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm              Coffee, Tea & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm              Exhibit Visit with Introductory Remarks

Note: Assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice.

To book a ROM Daytime Group Visit call  ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5801 (ext 2) or email groupsales@rom.on.ca.  For more information on group visits click here.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Japanese Visual Culture: Gender & Sexual Diversity

Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, will examine the role of male youths in Edo-period Japan (1601-1868), who attracted both older men and young/older women. She will also explore how the Edo-period gender and sexuality system can be understood from a contemporary North American perspective and further examine contemporary Japanese visual culture, especially girls' manga, some of which decidedly go beyond gender binarism and hetero-normative sexuality.

Speaker:  Asato Ikeda

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Borneo:  Explorations of Nature and Culture

Explorers and naturalists introduced tattoos and tattooing to the western world during the Age of Discovery.  In Borneo in particular, naturalists played an important role in documenting the tattooing traditions of the indigenous peoples.  In this talk, ROM curator Dr. Chris Darling will discuss the exploration of the biological and cultural diversity of the world's third largest island with particular reference to historical and modern tattooing traditions.

Speaker:  Chris Darling

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Real Planet of the Apes; Where did they come from? Where are they Going?

The Great Apes are the closest living ancestors of humans, but we seem worlds apart. The evolutionary history of hominids remains hotly debated and a new book by University of Toronto professor David Begun suggests that the European continent played a much larger role in shaping hominid adaptations. This event will feature a short lecture by Dr. Begun about his new book, followed by a conversation with him and other primate experts from the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar about how apes have evolved, and why most species are now critically endangered.

Speaker:  David Begun with the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chihuly: Art in Context

Speaker: Diane Charbonneau

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Lectures are subject to change.
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Past ROM Daytime Lectures

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Creating Textile and Fashion Exhibits at the ROM
Speaker:  Silvia Forni and Chris Paulocik

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wild Images
Speaker:  Dave Ireland

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Le Mozart Noir
Speakers:  Jeanne Lamon and Fabienne Colas

Thursday, February 25
Editorial Cartoons
Speaker:  Arlene Gehmacher

 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, will examine the role of male youths in Edo-period Japan (1601-1868), who attracted both older men and young/older women.

More Info
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

In this talk, ROM curator Dr. Chris Darling will discuss the exploration of the biological and cultural diversity of the world's third largest island with particular reference to historical and modern tattooing traditions.

More Info
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

This event will feature a short lecture by Dr. Begun about his new book, followed by a conversation with him and other primate experts from the Jane Goodall Institute and Planet Madagascar about how apes have evolved, and why most species are now critically endangered.

More Info
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:15

Free with Museum Admission, ROM Daytime brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of daytime lectures.

More Info

Location

Royal Ontario Museum

Meet in Gloria Chen Court

Main Entrance ►

Contact

416.586.5797
programs@rom.on.ca

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for all ROM lectures with at least three weeks advance notice. Please email programs@rom.on.ca to request the service.


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