Workshops & Courses

Love & Desire Valentine's Day Workshop

Miniature painting of Radha Krishna, Mughal period, India, 18th century

Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.

Spend your Valentine's Day exploring cultural expressions of desire, sexuality, and romantic love through the ROM's collections. Invoke the memory of famous lovers such as Cleopatra, Hadrian, Shajahan and Yang Gui Fe in this unique adult-only workshop. Your day will include gallery tours, presentations, and a rare opportunity to handle artefacts.


Sudharshan Duraiyappah, is a widely travelled and published scholar, and instructor at the University of Toronto and the ROM.

Deirdre Keleher is a ROM Teacher in the Learning Department

 10:30 - 11:15: Introduction & Overview of the Workshop
 11:15- 12: 00: Gallery Tour- South Asia, China & Greece
 12:00- 1:00: Lunch
 1:00: 2:15: Gallery Tour- Egypt, Rome & Europe
 2:15- 2:30: Break
 2:30- 3:15: Hands - on Artifacts
 3:15- 3:30: Review & Evaluations

Please note that this workshop includes mature and graphic content, and is not recommended for guests under the age of 18.

Date & Time

  • Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Galleries & Education Classroom

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