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: Video
Opening the Dior

Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship opens a package from Dior.  Inside is a stunning couture dress commissioned by the ROM. See it on view for a limited time in BIG until Fall 2013.

Category: Video
Alexandra Palmer speaking at the media preview.

Remix of Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship, speaking at the media preview of BIG.

Category: Blog Post
A colourful earthenware bowl with figures of putti dancing around outter rim.

The ROM may be the most romantic place in the city this Valentine’s Day. We scan the collection for signs of Cupid…  and find they are everywhere.