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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 1920s saw increasing numbers of women participating in and excelling at sports. The sporting accomplishments of women, such as Gertrude Ederle’s record breaking swim across the English Channel and Suzanne Lenglen’s stunning tennis game, were celebrated and inspired many women to take up a sport. This pair of green rubber, “silver wing” bathing shoes would have been worn by a swimmer in pursuit of both fashion and fun at the end of the 20s. Made by Philips. English, late 1920s ...

For all you #sneakerheads, you won't want to miss out reading our new blog post, "When Good Sneakers Go Bad". Visit our blog, Step into the BSM to read. Link in bio 👟 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Have any weekend plans? Visit Toronto's favourite shoebox this weekend! Explore our galleries and learn about footwear spanning 4,500 years worth of history #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

Colour the world at your feet with our new colouring sheets that were released featuring shoes in our All About Shoes gallery. Click the link in our bio to find them 🖍️

Pictured: Lavish footwear crafted of silver was a traditional gift for brides in India. This pair of silver mules features filigree work that incorporates leaf and vine motifs called chinar. North India, 19th century
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🌞 ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND 🌞 High, cork platform shoes had been a part of European beachwear since the 1920s and only grew in popularity in the 1930s as the fashion spread to North America. Designed by Bally. ...

We have a new storytime series on our YouTube channel 📖 Tune in every Saturday during the month of August, to see some of our staff members reading stories that cover topics such as diversity, inclusion, identity and more. Visit the link in our bio to find out what our first story will be! Stories release every Saturday, beginning August 1 at 7pm EST. ...

Don't forget to share your photos of your visit to the #BSM to win a copy of our anniversary book, The World At Your Feet. Learn more about this pair of shoes and more from our extraordinary collection. Contest ends on July 31. Brazilian, 1830-50. ...

You'll have to tune into our Instagram Story for Trivia Tuesday to learn more about this pair of Japanese footwear! 😉 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon ...

The hand written registration logbooks are permanent records of every single item that has ever entered the museum’s collection. Learn more about the steps on collection management in our new blog post! Link is in our bio. #behindthescenes #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

The mass-production of clothing and the concomitant democratization of dress made the use of labour-intense and expensive hand-done ornamentation an important signifier of status. This pair of black silk T-strap shoes is decorated with fine beading across the vamp. The shape created by the beadwork is reminiscent of Art Deco architectural details of the period. Made by au Printemps. French, 1925 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome #SeeTorontoSoon #SaturdayStyle ...