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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With a little imagination that is a very nice case arrangement of Quebec material.

In September, 1971, the ROM opened the landmark exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night, a kaleidoscopic display of over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. It was the culmination of decades of pioneering research and collecting by the ROM curatorial powerhouse duo ‘Burnham and Burnham’, aka Dorothy K. Burnham and Harold B. Burnham.

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Explore the history of fashion design and production in Canada over the past 150 years with garments from the ROM’s collection. While Canada does not have a distinct national fashion design identity, the country has produced incredible tailors, dressmakers, couturiers and manufacturers of high and low end fashions.

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Fashion & Design

And what a century it was!  Fashion expert Dawna Pym introduces you to some of the ROM's newest acquisitions, and delves into the trends of the times.