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Introduction

Come to the TMC and participate in a full roster of programming that includes curators’ and artists’ talks, lectures, technical workshops and identification clinics, seminars and family days. Find the program that interests you on our event calendar.

Docent-led public tours of the galleries are available every Sunday and are free with paid admission to the Museum. Tours begin at 2:00 PM at the main entrance. Specialized tours are available for groups. See Group Visits (adults) or School Visits (students and teachers) for more information.

July


Back to the Future Family Drop-in Program

Every Wednesday in July and August, from 1 to 4 pm

Join us Wednesday afternoons in July and August from 1-4 pm for our family drop-in program.

Meet the Conservators

The third Wednesday in June, July, August and September from 1 to 4 pm

Visit The Eternity Code, meet our conservation team and learn about the oldest textiles in the TMC’s collection.

Textile Seminar: Archaeological Textiles

Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm

Join curator Roxane Shaughnessy and conservator Hillary Anderson behind the scenes in our vaults to explore archaeological textiles from the Textile Museum of Canada collection.

August


Fashion Futures: Fantasy to Fabrication at Fairview Public Library

Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 pm

Watch our 3D printer in action while you design your own original, printable 3D model that is functional both in digital and real space.

Public Talk: Why slash apart a mummy? Death and destruction at La Real, Peru

Wednesday August 13 at 6:30 pm

Join Justin Jennings, Curator of New World Archaeology at the ROM, as he discusses the fascinating ancient mystery of La Real, Peru, where 1400 years ago people were bundling up their dead then after the work was completed, they ripped them apart.

Fashion Futures: Smart is Beautiful at Malvern Public Library

Monday, August 18 from 1 to 4 pm

Show the world how you’re feeling by creating an armband or headband to reflect your mood. Learn how to create a soft circuit using conductive thread and LED lights.

Fashion Futures: Express Your Self at Eatonville Public Library

Wednesday, August 20 from 4 to 6

Create a logo to represent your own personal brand by identifying patterns and symbols that define the most distinguishing features of your identity. Print your design, and add it to clothing, or exchange it with friends.

Talking Points: A Special Conversation and Cocktail Reception with Jessica Lindsay Phillips

Wednesday August 27 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion and reception with Jessica Lindsay Phillips who will speak about her passion for collecting antiquities, memorabilia and tribal arts.

September


Exhibition Tour: The Eternity Code: Archaeology, Textiles and Preservation

Wednesday September 3 at 6:30 pm

Join curators Natalia Nekrassova and Roxane Shaughnessy as they highlight key artifacts in the exhibition.

October


Museum hop for TMC Members at the AGO, Bata and Gardiner Museums

Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12, 2014

For one weekend only, Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12, 2014, TMC Members can enjoy a weekend of exploring the AGO, Bata and Gardiner Museums for free!

December


TMC Members visit the Royal Ontario Museum for FREE!

Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14, 2014

Textile Museum of Canada Members are invited to enjoy a weekend of exploration and discovery at the Royal Ontario Museum for free!

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