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: Blog Post
Every Object Has a Story Publication

I would like to congratulate each of the student photographers who contributed to Every Object Has A Story. 

Category: Podcast
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor's private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside The Forbidden City…

Category: Exhibition
Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting

Izzy Camillieri and the ROM turn clothing design on its head as we explore fashion inspired by function.