Curating for Change - Exploring Disability Histories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Monday 26 June, 12.30 

With Kyle Jordan, Curating for Change Fellow

View down onto display cases in the ground floor of the museum

Curating for Change exists to create strong career pathways for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse curators, currently seriously under-represented in museums. Trainees and Fellows will produce exhibitions, events and blogs, exploring disabled people's histories, while gaining skills for careers in the sector. Join Kyle to hear how he is working to re-examine and explore the museum's collections through a new lens, digging out the stories of disabled people across time, through objects in the collections that have perhaps lain hidden or been overlooked due to lack of information.

Part of our Research Spotlights Series.


On the last Monday of the month join Pitt Rivers Museum researchers in the galleries for interactive talks bringing cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research to life. In 2023, connect with objects and images from the collections and get to know the work of visual and evolutionary anthropologists, curatorial activists, health-care researchers and many other specialists who are accessing the museum to take their research in new directions and to connect with new people.  

Where: Meet underneath the Star House Crest Pole (Haida Totem Pole) in the Museum’s Court for talks to start at 12.30.  

Who: All are welcome to attend, from families to museum aficionados!  

Accessibility: Talks will be wheelchair accessible, may involve material that can be handled and we can provide follow-up info over email for visitors.      


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