Cashmere, Copper and Nomadic Cuisine: Exploring the Tastes and Textures of Mongolia

Sunday 7 November, 10.00 - 16.00  

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Old Library, Pitt Rivers Museum

Join our sensory introduction to modern Mongolia! This thriving democracy, sandwiched between Russia and China, is home to extensive grasslands called steppes. Steppes are cared for by nomadic farming communities, who also look after herds of horses, camels, goats, sheep and yak. The area is also one of the biggest suppliers of cashmere in the world, as well as valuable minerals such as gold and copper. Immerse yourself in contemporary Mongolian art, and traditional Mongolian games, food and drink, as we think about the link between everyday items in our homes, and the people looking after the steppes.

This is a drop-in activity - just turn up!

Suitable for all ages.

This event will be led by Keiko Kanno, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography; Dr Ariell Ahearn Ligham, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford.

Part of the 2021 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.


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