What's On 2021

The Salon Series VIII

The Salon Series VIII

Black Body Politics and Self-Care: Slave Dress as Resistance in Caribbean and Canadian Slavery

The Art of Embroidery

The Art of Embroidery

Learn basic embroidery techniques to create an image of a whimsical 18th century shoe!

Step Into the BSM

Step Into the BSM

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

#BSMFromHome

#BSMFromHome

See how you can experience the museum from home everyday!

Slide #BSMfromhome We've refreshed our blog with new articles, interviews and more! Tell us what you think! Learn More BSM_Blog Slide #BSMfromhome Join our staff each week for a new and interesting story. Learn More BSM_Storytime Slide #BSMfromhome Join interdisciplinary artist Justine Woods for this step by step series. Learn More Moc Making Slide #BSMfromhome Check out our YouTube Series - Unboxing The BSM Learn More Unboxing Slide #BSMfromhome Check out these feature shoes from the hands-on collection. Learn More hands0ff

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Our new online exhibition, "On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe" is now LIVE on our website! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

What colour comes to mind when one describes a ‘nude’ toned shoe? Where did this image come from? And can an analysis of ‘nude’ footwear allow us to raise larger questions about racial inclusivity in fashion? Check out our blog post for more on this discussion and let us know what other topics you'd like to learn about! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Eider ducks have been used to make bird skin clothing in many parts of the Arctic including Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Their skins are warm lightweight, and an excellent resource when caribou furs are scarce. On Belcher Island in Nunavut, eider
duck skins were made into footwear designed to be worn indoors. Typically, one duck skin is needed to create each slipper. This pair was made by Silatik Meeko, an Ungava Inuit seamstress, in 1989. Belcher Island, Nunavut, Canada
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This contemporary pair of gleaming gold Jeremy Scott x Adidas sneakers may be the height of fashion today but they harken back to the golden winged sandals made for the Ancient Greek messenger god, Hermes. Indeed, the current popularity of golden footwear has a longstanding and complex history behind it. American, 2016
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Join us for a FREE VIRTUAL TOUR of the BSM and see inside your favourite shoebox! 👠 Spots are filling up quickly so you'll want to register A-SAP. For more information about April Break, visit our website. #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

Did you know the Museum's collection also includes other shoe-related artefacts? #tbt to this 'Sorosis' brand glass shoe polish bottle that was acquired for our 2014 exhibition, "Fashion Victims: The Pleasures & Perils of Dress in the 19th Century". You can learn more about the conservation process of this shoe polish bottle on our blog, Step into the BSM! Link in bio. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Join us for our next Salon on April 21, 2021 with Dr. Charmaine Nelson as she explores slave dress, cultural preservation and self-determination in Canada and British Caribbean islands like Jamaica and St. Vincent. RSVP by clickng the link on our bio! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Watch our STORYTIME MARATHON all day long and make a bookmark for your favourite book! 📖 Launches on our YouTube channel on April 15 at 10am EST. For more information about April Break, visit our website. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Happy Easter to all of those who are celebrating! How sweet is this leather sole shaped postcard? It reads "Dear Mother: - A Happy Easter from the bottom of my Sole" 💐 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Love playing games? Join us on April 14 to play Shoebox Bingo LIVE and you can win a prize! Registration required. Perfect for kids 4 and up! For more information about April Break, visit our website. #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

Today's #SaturdayShoes features a pair of @nike's Superfly G5 track spike shoes that were worn by Perdita Felicien who is a Canadian sprinter and hurdler! Our friends at the @torontolibrary are hosting a virtual event with Perdita and her mother, Catherine to discuss her memoir, "My Mother's Daughter" on April 6! Visit their website for more information. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Time to get creative with the BSM for Spring into RECYCLING! On April 13, we'll be making fun SHOE ART out of recycled materials at home – inspired by our exciting exhibitions! For more information about April Break, visit our website! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Great Divide Back ground BSM programming events have been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Government Sponsor: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund