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What's On 2020

Unboxing The BSM

Unboxing The BSM

Check out our new YouTube Series - we're pretty excited about it!

Step Into the BSM

Step Into the BSM

We've refreshed our blog with new articles, interviews and more! Tell us what you think!

Get Creative!

Get Creative!

Fun crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Puzzlemania!

Puzzlemania!

How quickly can you solve our jigsaw puzzles?

Slide Colour The World AtYour Feet Colouring sheets inspired by the Museum’s Collection. A new set every Friday. Learn More BSM_Colouring_Skate Slide Step Into The BSM Blog We've refreshed our blog with new articles, interviews and more! Tell us what you think! Learn More BSM_Blog Slide Black Lives Matter Our statement, resources and ways we can all learn and help. Learn More BSMXBLM Slide The New BSM Book Club Join our virtual Book Club on Facebook - new book and new discussion each month! Learn More BSM_BookClub Slide The Making of Moccasins Join interdisciplinary artist Justine Woods for this step by step series. Learn More Moc Making Slide Unboxing the BSM Check out our new YouTube Series - we're pretty excited about it! Learn More Unboxing

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The Suzhou embroidery on this pair of Manchu platforms suggests that they were associated with marriage. The exquisitely rendered phoenixes are traditional symbols of the Chinese Empress and women wore this royal symbol on their wedding day. The mandarin ducks swimming among the lotus blossoms symbolize fidelity and fertility. In contrast to Han Chinese women who had their feet bound, Manchu women wore high platform footwear that may have been inspired by Italian chopines. Pictured below is a pair of 16th century Italian chopines from our collection. Chopines were pedestal-like footwear that transformed upper-class women in Italy and Spain into towering figures during the Renaissance. In Italy, tall chopines were worn under women’s skirts requiring a substantial increase in the amount of expansive cloth used to make their outfits. #MuseumFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon #BSMFromHome ...

Join us for our book discussion on Tuesday, July 28 on Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan by signing up on our FB group 📚 Visit our website for more details! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Don't forget to mark your calendars for next Thursday, July 16, 7PM EST. Elizabeth will be chatting with Sharon S. Takenda, Senior Curator and Department Head of the Costumes and Textiles Department at @LACMA. Who's tuning in? 👀 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Today on Shoe Business, we are chatting with Jennifer Allison from @artandsoleacademy to learn how she got into the industry, her shoe design school and so much more! Visit our blog, Step into the BSM for more 👠 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

D'Wayne Edwards, founder of @pensoleofficial surprised us last time so now it's Elizabeth's turn! See what artefact she chose from our collection and learn more about the history in today's unboxing video. Visit our Youtube channel to watch 👟 #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

✨WE ARE REOPENING✨

We are so excited to announce that we will be reopening on Wednesday, July 15 and can't wait to welcome you back! We are committed to keeping our visitors and staff safe and have implemented new visitor guidelines. Please see our website for latest details on how to buy advanced tickets online, learn about our safety protocols and other helpful information! Link is in our bio.
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These mid-19th century red leather babouche are typical of traditional North African women’s footwear. Moroccan, mid to late 19th century. #TuesdayShoesday #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Join us for Museum Moments on our IG Live on Thursday July 16 at 7PM EST as Elizabeth chats with Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Department Head, Costume and Textiles at @LACMA ✨ #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Catch up on our blog before a new post goes live this Thursday! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon http://astepintothebatashoemuseum.blogspot.com/ ...

Ever wonder how we transport artefacts around the world? ✈️ 🌎 Today's blog post talks all about how artefacts travel the world and the extensive process it goes through! Read more about it by clicking the link in our bio! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Today's #SaturdayStyle as requested by @LadyGrayfox on Twitter...KITTEN HEELS! We love this pair of low-heel slingbacks in a gorgeous apple green shade. It also features a green painted-metal nameplate with 'Fendi' written on it #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...