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Monday, April 2 • 9:15am - 6:00pm
Fashion, Textile and Costume Collections

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Full day bus trip

Venues: National Ballet of Canada, Walter Carsen Centre; Bata Shoe Museum; Royal Ontario Museum Textile Department; Textile Museum (Toronto)

Maximum capacity: 35

Generously sponsored by Oxford University Press/Berg Fashion Library.

Bus departs promptly at 9:15am from the Richmond Street Entrance, Sheraton Hotel. 

Disabled Access-Yes

Of particular appeal for the new Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group, this tour will also delight fashion history, theatre and dance buffs as well as fashionable home sewers. First stop is the famed National Ballet of Canada’s Walter Carsen Centre for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives and the Erik Bruhn Library, with its collection on dance, theatre, music, scenography and choreography, then continuing on to the costume archive, workshop of the wardrobe specialists, and shoe room. Onwards by bus to the unique Bata Shoe Museum, where changing exhibitions display shoes from world cultures and fashion history. The museum is housed in Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning “shoe box.” Following a quick brown bag lunch (which will be provided), we’re off to the Royal Ontario Museum to be treated to behind-the-scenes visits to the Textile Department workroom and conservation lab, plus a tour of the exhibition Riotous Colour, Daring Patterns: Fashions + Textiles 18th to 21st Centuries". Your day ends at the Textile Museum, with a guided tour of current exhibitions. Don’t forget to browse the museum’s marvellous shop before you leave.

9:15am -- Bus departs promptly from Richmond Street Entrance, Sheraton Centre

10:00am to 11:00am – National Ballet tour of the Erik Bruhn library, costume archives, wardrobe area and shoe room

11:30am to 12:30pm - Tour at the Bata Shoe Museum

12:30pm to 1:15pm – Box lunch at the Bata Shoe Museum

1:30pm to 3:15pm – Royal Ontario Museum Textile department and fashion exhibition

3:30pm to 5:30pm – Textile Museum

5:30pm – Bus departs Textile Museum and drops passengers off at the Sheraton Centre by 6:00pm

Monday April 2, 2012 9:15am - 6:00pm

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