Special Events

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Twilight Takeover:
Retrace, Recapture, Renew

Thursday 8 May, 19.00

Join Abingdon and Witney College as they take over the Museum for one night only. Art and Design, Textiles, Graphics and Media students have created new work, inspired by the collections, including 2D prints and photographs, masks, textile accessories, architectural models and life-size garments that will be modelled in a fashion show. There will be a bar and live music too. More details soon.NMU logo

Previous Twilight Takeover events.


Stamford Raffles

Sir Stamford Raffles & his Collections

Wednesday 21 May (£7.50)

With doors opening at 18.00 for a drinks reception, join the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum for Victoria Glendinning’s lecture on Sir Stamford Raffles, maverick colonial administrator and founder of Singapore.

Entry through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road.
Book your tickets.

This is part of the AfterHours events programme

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Crafty Networking

Thursday 22 May 2014, 18.00-19.30

Catherine Warrilow of Seriously PR will discuss how to use social media to strengthen your commercial presence, offering useful tips on building engagement and brand awareness. Before the talk begins at 19.00, you are invited to grab a glass of wine and get networking!

Cash bar and entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road: Map. (PDF)NMU logo

Read more about the crafty networking series



Canoe workshop

Build your own Nessmuk Canoe

Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 May 2014, 10.00 – 16.00 - Fully booked

A four-day introductory workshop to “stitch and tape” canoe building techniques, with tuition from expert carpenter Simon Clements. Take inspiration from boats in the museum to build a buoyant and water-worthy canoe to take home with you!

Location: Museums’ Annexe, Pitt Rivers Museum
Price: £100 (includes all tuition and materialsNMU logo

Participants must be aged 18 years or over. 


After Hours

AfterHours: Money Pitt

With Friends of the Pitt Rivers
Wednesday 18 June, 18.00-20.30

Know the value of beetle legs? Aware of the worth of red feathers? Familiar with tea bricks? Join us to explore the world of global currencies and trade and how different cultures have responded to the common problem of finding efficient ways to assign value and facilitate exchange.

We’ll be joined by special guests, author Clara Semple who’ll be introducing the Story of the Maria Theresa Taler, and Dr Shailendra Bhandare (Ashmolean Museum) with a handling collection of unusual coins. Further information.

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AfterHours: Rhythm And Poetry with BG Records & Young Woman’s Music Project

Saturday 12 July, 19.00–21.00

BG Records co-curate a night of live urban music, taking the instrument collection and the dormant sounds hidden within as inspiration. They will be joined by the brilliant Young Woman’s Music Project as they unlock the lyrical potential of the global collections. Live performances, workshops and interactive opportunities for event goers.

This is part of the AfterHours events programme