Two New Exhibits Open at the Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will be opening a Centennial exhibit entitled Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles.

The textiles that will be showcased from this exhibit date back from the 8th to 12th century with more than 40 items coming from ROM’s founding director C.T. Currelly. These items have also never been seen before and will make their debut together with the collections of ceramics, metalwork and coins already displayed in the museum.

The ROM will also open the exhibit called Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting, which invites you to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives. IZAdaptive , by Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri, is a revolutionary line of fashionable and functional clothing for the growing demographic of men and women who use wheelchairs. The exhibit contextualizes these innovative garments within Camilleri’s work and historical 18th-19th century fashions also designed for a seated, L-shaped frame.

The Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles exhibit and the Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting exhibit will run until  January 25, 2015.

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