Let's Talk Labels. Part 2: A Conversation around the Pitt Rivers Museum's Labelling Matters Project

Wednesday 24 February, 17.00 - 18.30 

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Over the last two years, the Labelling Matters project at the Pitt Rivers Museum has begun to tackle the problematic language of our labels. However, what if one of the primary issues stems from the very process of how we perceive, create and display labels in the Museum?

Decolonial Thinking

Pitt Rivers staff members from different departments use labels to have a frank conversation about the practicalities, challenges and triumphs of implementing the decolonial methodology utilised by the Labelling Matters project into their various museum roles.

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Supported by TORCH Oxford.

This webinar is part of the Pitt RIvers Museum Radical Hope seriesAll talks will be recorded and are available to view after the event on the Radical Hope page.


Marenka Thompson-Odlum is investigating the problematic use of language within the museum spaces and ways of decolonisation through re-imagining the definition of a label.

Faye Belsey is the Museum's Deputy Head of Collections. She has curated exhibitions, worked on large scale collections moves and digitisation projects and was involved in the development of the Museum's Returns Policy.

Rebecca Plumbe is currently completing an 18-month Clothworkers' internships at the Pitt Rivers working on the Conservation project What's in our Drawers?

Beth McDougall's interests are inclusive practice and community engaged research. Beth trained in the theatre as a costume maker before realising she was more interested in sharing stories through co-produced creative programming.