Hawaiian Bird Finger Puppet and Mask Craft Activity

Saturday 15 June, 12.00 - 15.00 

Bird with yellow plumage amongst green foliage

Old Library

Free drop-in family friendly activity

Birdwatching is an interest shared by many in the UK. Have you ever wondered about birds from other parts of the world? At the Pitt Rivers Museum, we care for many objects made from feathers, including 'ahu 'ula or feather cloaks from the islands of Hawai'i. In Hawai'i 2024 has been designated The Year of the Forest Birds - a time to celebrate the jewels of the Hawaiian forests. These birds have important ecological and cultural roles in Hawai'i but are at risk; of the 84 known forest bird species, only 26 species remain today, 24 of which are listed as endangered.

Join us at the Pitt Rivers Museum to learn about these wonderful birds and ways to protect them, whilst making Hawaiian bird finger puppets and masks.

Don't forget to also visit the Old Library to take part in the free drop-in activity upstairs on the first floor balcony on Life in the Ahupua'a 12.00 - 14.00pm as part of your visit too, celebrating the new exhibition now open, Hawai'i Ma uka to Ma kai: Quilting the Hawaiian Landscape.