Saturday Spotlight Talks

Exploring leather vessels

Peculiar Construction: Exploring Leather Vessels

19 September, 14.30

Katherine Pogson is a London-based designer-maker and Visiting Maker in Leatherwork at Pitt Rivers Museum. Katherine will present the process and outcomes of her residency, during which she has focussed on leather vessels in the museum’s collection. These include African powder horns and water bottles from Sudan, India and Europe, documented as being ‘of peculiar constriction'. Katherine has been studying the decorative and structural join devices, layering, texture and general form of these objects to influence her practice and develop new work.

Redisplaying cook

Redisplaying objects from Captain Cook’s voyages

17 October, 14.30

Jeremy Uden, Deputy Head of Conservation at the Pitt Rivers Museum, will talk about the new Cook-voyage display on the museum's lower gallery. As well as an introduction to the case, he will talk about the many challenges involved in mounting this complex display of objects collected on Cook's first and second voyages.