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Thursday, January 10, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Explore the fascinating history of the Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899) with Dr. Monique Johnson. An Italian aristocrat renowned for her daring costumes and spectacular beauty, this iconic woman arrived in Paris in 1855 and became a short-lived star in Napoleon III’s fête impériale.

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Explore the perilous world of the illicit international fossil trade with New Yorker staff writer Paige Williams, as she delves into the riveting true story of one man's dangerous obsession with a rare dinosaur skeleton.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

Madeleine Fritz Annual Lecture in Palaeontology
Dinosaur Fight Club

Join Palaeontologists Tom Holtz and Victoria Arbour as they discuss the co-evolution of tyrannosaurs and armoured dinosaurs such as Zuul in this lively debate-style presentation.


Thursday, January 31, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Explore the making of Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, presenting sponsor Sinking Ship Entertainment, with Peter May of Research Casting International.

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 11:30 am - 2:15 pm

Our 40th Annual Bishop White Committee Winter Luncheon speaker, Ms.Takako Ito, is the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, and the first woman to be appointed to that role. In the era of globalization and a rapidly aging society with fewer children being born, what is happening to Japanese women now? What are the political, economic, social and educational conditions of women in Japan and what are the Japanese men doing?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow

2019 Darwin Day Lecture
Our Chaning Oceans: The Past, Present & Future of Whales

Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection–explore these magnificent creatures with Smithsonian researcher Nick Pyenson.  Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea–and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive?


Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Chinese culture is rich in customs, traditions and beliefs, and the Lunar New Year marks a major time for families to commemorate their ancestors. Join ROM Senior Curator Wen-chien Cheng and explore a range of ancestral images from painted portraits to mass-produced prints, commonly used in average households from late Imperial to early Republican China.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Explore the ROM original exhibition Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world through the eyes of curators Bryce Kanbara and Katherine Yamashita.

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Delve into the magnificence of the Royal Arts of Jodhpur with ROM lead curator Dr Deepali Dewan. Explore the making of this unique exhibition drawn from the collection of the erstwhile royal family, including spectacular objects on display outside their palace setting for the very first time.