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ROM Connects
Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Join master block carver Kondra Gangadhar, dye expert Jagada Rajappa, and researcher Rajarshi Sengupta as they explore the local knowledge structures that underlie the arts of carving woodblocks, dyeing with natural sources, and weaving complex silk himroo cloth in the Deccan.

ROM Connects
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

Join the Association for Media Literacy and find out how to help guide your family’s interactions with mass media. In this family-oriented presentation, parents and children can explore subjects including: How do we use media messages to create meaning? What does Play look like in your family and what might we learn from it? How might we use our Heroes to help us solve problems?

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

2018 Edward S. Rogers Lecture in Anthropology
Inspired by the true story of Viking swords in the ROM's collections, historian Douglas Hunter offers up a real-life museum detective story.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

What makes an object real or fake in a museum? Conservator Laura Lipcsei explores the question raised by the in-depth study of a Zapotec urn in the ROM's collection.

ROM Connects
Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
Museum admission is not included.

What happens when one making animal meets another? Join artist and writer Eleanor Morgan in this illustrated presentation that explores the history of the human uses of spider silk; from gun sights to sticky tunics via acoustic lures, royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Join comic giants Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert as they unpack the history of Spider-Man in popular culture. Moderated by Wes Tyrell of the Canadian Cartoonists Association, this engaging evening explores the unique qualities and nostalgia that have seen generations of fans drawn to this iconic character. Includes exclusive evening access to the exhibition Spiders: Fear & Fascination

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

What kind of place will Canada be in 2067? In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, and as Canada and Canadians struggle to understand our past and foster a greater Indigenous presence in cultural leadership, what will life look like for Indigenous, Métis and Inuit peoples in 2067?

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

Mark Peck is a technician in the Department of Natural History, and oversees the ornithology collection.

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

Annual South Asia Lecture

The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) in Bangladesh is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. As one of the newest additions to the global art biennale circuit, its impact on the global contemporary art world has skyrocketed since it was founded in 2012. Rejecting the traditional biennale format, DAS re-examines how we think about art in both a regional and international context. Join us for this exclusive conversation with its co-founders Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani and discover how the Summit was conceptualized and realized, and what they imagine for its future.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Keynote

Join National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry on assignment and into the sea, where his engaging and visual storytelling highlights the problems facing our oceans and illustrates tangible solutions.