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

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John Vollmer will lead an in-depth discussion and demonstration of Dorothy K. Burnham’s collecting, research methodologies and their impact on the collections of the Costume and Textile Department at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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John Vollmer will lead an in-depth discussion and demonstration...

Category: Event

Dr. Hood will be showing a selection of hand-woven Canadian textiles in the Royal Ontario Museum's important collections, and discussing Dorothy Burnham's influential collecting and interpretive practices.