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Totally 80s Movie Trivia

Totally 80s Movie Trivia

How well do you know your 1980s movies? Get ready to show off your knowledge about this truly outrageous decade on August 21!

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Sleuth out the complex role of footwear in crime, policing, and the judiciary.

Dressed To Impress

Dressed To Impress

Take a step back to the 1980s and experience the nostalgia and excess of the times. Now on view.

In Bloom

In Bloom

A celebration of how nature has provided meaning and material for shoemaking across both time and place.

All About Shoes

All About Shoes

Take a walk through the the fascinating history of footwear.

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How well do you know your 1980s movies? Get ready to show off your knowledge about this truly outrageous decade as you compete for some super rad prizes on Wednesday August 21! Visit our website to purchase your tickets. ...

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The 1980s is a decade known for its bold fashions: bright colors, sharp silhouettes, cone heels, and high-status sneakers. Fashion in this period was also defined by a wide variety of choices that consumers could make about how they wanted to look.

Learn more by watching our Dressed to Impress Exhibition Tour, now on our YouTube channel!

Sponsored by: @boom973toronto @thetorontostar @designlinesmagazine @thekitca @azuremagazine

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Ever wonder what it might be like to be a super sleuth? Join us throughout the summer from Monday to Friday until August 16 for our exciting new Shoe Detective Academy! Learn about shoe forensics, create your own cypher to decode a bracelet you can make yourself, complete puzzles, solve a shoe heist and more. ...

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Although the French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon is most famous as the ‘inventor’ of the standardized photographic mugshot, he also made a careful inventory of all the nails used by shoemakers in Paris and Brittany in order to help solve crimes. Hobnail boots, such as this pair, were commonly worn by working-class men. Nails reinforced the durability of their footwear and gave much-needed traction on rough or muddy ground. Each shoemaker and region had distinctive nails and patterns, details that could help an investigation.

Hobnail boots, English, 1914–1918

On view in "Exhibit A: Investigating Crime and Footwear". Sponsored by @blogTO @classicalfm @nowtoronto @zoomer_radio @jazzfm91
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Off the Shelf: Episode 148✨

Learn more about these boots by Italian footwear designer Andrea Pfister!
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Happy Pride Day! We had so much fun celebrating by marching in this year`s @pridetoronto parade 👠🌈 See you next year! 👋🏼 ...

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We`ll be open every day of the long weekend! See our hours below when planning your visit:

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 1 - 10:00am to 5:00 pm
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Inspired by our latest exhibition, "Exhibit A: Investigating Crime and Footwear", we’re excited to offer a unique paint night on Wednesday, July 17 with artist and Bata Shoe Museum graphic designer Gus Aguirre 🎨🖌️ In this 3-hour, in-person workshop, participants will be guided through the process of painting images inspired by the themes of crime and mystery. Purchase your tickets on our website 🎟️ ...

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Off the Shelf: Episode 147✨

Learn more about these smuggler`s clogs that are on view in our latest exhibition "Exhibit A: Investigating Crime and Footwear".
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