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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

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Step Into the BSM

Step Into the BSM

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Slide #BSMfromhome Colouring sheets inspired by the Museum’s Collection. A new set every Friday. Learn More BSM_Colouring_Skate 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 Slide #BSMfromhome Discover our collection piece by piece by solving these fun puzzles! Learn More puzzelmania puzzelmania

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Spots are filling up quickly for our Salon Series! On January 20 at 7pm EST, join Hilary Davidson (@FourRedShoes) & Elizabeth Semmelhack for a fascination discussion on "Kicking Off Their Heels: The Revolution in Regency Footwear" RSVP by visiting our website! #MuseumFromHome ...

#TBT to this pair of wartime winter boots that were featured in our "WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear" exhibition ~ With the advent of World War II, platforms, wedges, and low heels remained the footwear of choice for many women. In France, wedges and platforms were decried by the Germans as immoral and Parisian women wore them as a form of sartorial protest during the Occupation (1940 - 1944). These boots were made in France. Like other wartime footwear, they were crafted out of vegetable fibre and rabbit fur, materials not required by the war effort. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

These tall black boots were worn for Chinese Beijing opera performances and features a tiger made using couched gold thread. #TuesdayShoesday #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Introducing the BSM's colouring book, Colour the BSM! Ranging from ancient to contemporary, this book features the most beautiful and fascinating shoes in our collection for you to colour 🖍️ Available on our online shop now #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

These carriage boots are a recent acquisition to the Bata Shoe Museum’s collection. They were worn in the early 20th century by Clara Fairbank-Ranney in Petrolia, Ontario, and were donated by her family. Learn more about the cataloguing process in today's new blog post on, Step into the BSM! #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

We are so excited for our workshop with @leginknits! Registration is filling up quick and you don't want to miss it. Find out more by visiting our website. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Join us the our first Salon of the year with Hilary Davidson (@fourredshoes), Dress Historian and Curator! On January 20 at 7pm EST, she will discuss "Kicking Off Their Heels: The Revolution in Regency Footwear" and will also sit down with museum Creative Director & Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack to answer all of your questions about this fascinating topic. RSVP by visiting our website. #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? How about putting your unique mark on a pair of your favourite shoes? If so, we have the perfect virtual workshop for you! Join us and learn how to crochet decorative pieces to customize your shoes using a 3-step customization process from innovative artist and @leginknits designer, Legin. Registration is required. Visit the link in our bio to sign up! ...

This pair of Keds sneakers date to 1916, the first year of Keds’ Champion line. They were acquired by the Museum in 2000. Their high-top style reflects the popularity of lace-up or button boots at this time. Read more in our new From the Vault blog post #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

Join us on January 16, 2021 for our very first virtual workshop at 10am EST with @leginknits! In this workshop, participants will learn how to crochet as well as techniques on how to customize their shoes with decorative crochet pieces using a 3-step customization process. Registration is required. Visit our website for more details ~ link in bio @artofcrochetbylegin

• No skills needed
• All levels accepted from beginner to advanced

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Part 2 of Travels to the Czech Republic just went live on our blog, Step into the BSM! Check it out every Sunday for new articles 😊 #MuseumFromHome #BSMFromHome ...

The Bata Shoe Museum mourns the loss of Professor Symons. He was a lifelong supporter of the Museum and served as a board member for many years, followed by his daughter Mary. His wisdom, enthusiasm, kindness and encouragement contributed enormously to the Museum. He will be sorely missed.

Professor Symons with Mary Symons attending the opening of the Museum, May 5, 1995
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