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: Event
ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations

Tickets on sale to RPC/YPC Members July 7
TIckets on sale to Members July 8

Tickets on sale to General Public July 9

Spend the evening with beverage experts and authors Christine Sismondo and Chantal Martineau as we explore the world of Tequila. Celebrate summer with Mexican flair, food, and of course tequila, in our exclusive c5 Lounge.

Category: Blog Post
Entrance view of the exhibition Fashion Follows Form

The ROM’s Fashion Follows Form exhibition, which was featured in ROM magazine in the Summer 2014 issue, has won The Richard Martin Exhibition Award, an annual award given by the Costume Society of America.   

Category: Exhibition
ROM Beta space at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Your ideas shaping your museum

#ROMBeta
Until August 2015

ROM Beta is a space where visitors can contribute ideas and opinions about actual exhibitions, gallery plans, and interpretation that we're working on right now. It's a chance for you to try things out and tell us what to do to shape the experiences you have at the Museum.