Artists Inspired by the Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum has long been a haven for aspiring, and inspiring artists. Some come for GCSE coursework, others to build ideas for professional exhibitions, most for something inbetween. Museum staff believe that interpretation of the collections by artists is a vital part of the museum’s work to contextualise objects. More artists have worked with the museum than we could possibly list here, but if you view the slideshow below you will see a range of artists’ reponses to the museum and the collections it contains. Some are responses to objects or cultures, some are responses to museum spaces, all encourage a rethinking of the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Click on the image below to view a PDF slideshow about artists who have worked with the Pitt Rivers Museum.

The artists featured in this slideshow are: Mamoru Abe, Les Biggs, the Chapman Brothers, Richard Deacon and Bill Woodrow, Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw, Gonkar Gyatso, Sally Hampson, Sue Johnson, Ruth Spencer Jolly, Gerard Mermoz, Naoko Miyazaki, Christian Thompson, Joanne Wardrop and Wong Hoy Cheong.

Artists who have worked with the Pitt Rivers Museum