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Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Annual ROM Research Colloquium and Vaughan Lecture, a thought-provoking one-day event highlighting the ROM’s ongoing research and recent discoveries.

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Join artist Jessica Karuhanga for When blue falls in to the ocean, a captivating performance supporting the ROM original exhibition Here We are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Examine the challenges and successes involved in retelling stories from the ancient world for television audiences with the cast and crew of Vikings.

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm



Join senior curator Dr. Alexandra Palmer along with members of the Christian Dior project team as they present the complex task of developing an exhibition – from inception to development to display.

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

This engaging and captivating session takes you into the world of Métis oral history and traditional storytelling.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Explore the Chinese collections that will be presented in the new Humboldt Forum in Berlin, in comparison to the ROM’s impressive collection of Chinese objects and architecture. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Reception to follow

Renowned Caribbean Canadian writer NourbeSe Philip delivers a moving performance of a selection of works from her recent poetry cycle based on the legal decision, Gregson v. Gilbert, at the end of the eighteenth century, related to the murder of Africans on board the slave ship Zong.

Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Join Arctic geographer and climatologist Mark C. Serreze for a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades as researchers came to understand that the Arctic was quickly changing – and disappearing.

Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Join Jenny Balfour-Paul in this richly illustrated lecture on the worlds only natural blue dye, indigo

Friday, June 29, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.


A Revolution in the Bedroom: How Indian dyed cottons transformed Europe’s interiors in the 17th and 18th centuries

Join Rosemary Crill for a fascinating look at how the hybrid designs of these chintz fabrics, with their exotic flowers and trees, fed into the 18th-century craze for Chinoiserie, and how they became a staple element of western design vocabulary.