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: Exhibition
Spectacular Silks of Madagascar

Spectacular Silks of Madagascar.

Category: Blog Post
Storage platform for 18th century panniers

Read along as I delve into the process of housing a set of newly acquired 18th century panniers!

Category: Blog Post
Image showing all of the detail.

Our Senior Photographer, Bryan Boyle, shares his process of photographing beautiful Baroque textiles.