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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Learn about our fascinating footwear in 30 seconds or less on Reels and Tiktok!

Step Into the BSM

Step Into the BSM

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NEW - Beginning December 7, proof of vaccination will be required for all museum visitors considered eligible in Ontario. Visit our website for more information when planning your visit. We look forward to seeing you! ...

ASK A CURATOR: Episode 62

Ever wonder if costume designers come visit our vault for inspiration? Find out in today's episode of #AskACurator!
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Discover Toronto's favourite shoebox and explore 4,500 years worth of footwear history! Get a glimpse of what you can expect to see on our IG stories & visit our website to book your tickets 🎟️ ...

This month's Community Spotlight features a Q+A with Henry VanderSpek (@culture_snap), documentary photographer and curator "Old World Shoes", a fascinating upcoming exhibition exploring independent shoe and shoe repair shops in Toronto ~ check out our blog Step into the BSM to read the full article! ...

Featured in our newly released colouring sheets, the red ‘flames’ emanating from these shoes are evocative of classic 1950s hot rods. Part of the car-inspired 2012 S/S @prada collection, they are made of patent leather, which has a shine similar to a newly painted vehicle.

Download our colouring sheets on our website - new sheets are available every Friday! 😉 🖍️
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We are SO excited to listen to @easootb speak at @museumatfit’s “Stilettos to Sneakers: A Virtual Shoe Symposium” on Friday, Dec. 3 at 11am EST! This event will give a deeper look at the evolution of shoes and their significance. She'll also be participating in a live Q&A on The Museum’s YouTube during the event. Learn more about the event on our website. (PS: It's FREE and open to the public! 😉) @colleen_hill_fashion @m.marra.alvarez @bychristyna @easootb @elizaruw @museumatfit
#FashionCulture #MuseumAtFIT #ShoeSymposium
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As the colder weather approaches, cozy up under a warm blanket, grab a cup of coffee and join us for a virtual tour of our circumpolar exhibition "Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection" on November 28 at 11am EST. Don't miss this fascinating tour lead by our Assistant Curator Nishi! RSVP by visiting our website. ...

Didn't have a chance to attend our Founder's Lecture last week? We've got you covered! The event is now LIVE on our YouTube channel to watch. ...

We may be closed on Mondays but you can always check out our online exhibitions available on our website! From the history of socks to wedding stories around the world, you'll definitely learn something new ~ visit our website for more. ...

Explore another conservation project undertaken by one of the BSM's previous interns on our new blog post featuring one of the outfits made for Lana Turner when she starred in "The Prodigal". Learn more about the treatment process on our blog Step into the BSM! ...

Through the lens of footwear, "The Great Divide: Footwear in the Age of Enlightenment" exhibition explores a range of important issues, from gender and race to imperialism and colonization. Learn more about the exhibition on our website. ...

#FashionFriday: This D’Orsay style pump features ruched purple satin across the vamp, and a rhinestone jewel at the side. Designed by Emanuel Ungaro, this fashionable
mid-1980s shoe would have been appropriate for eveningwear.
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