Museum Collections and Seasonal Connections

Monday 11 December, 12.30 

With Dr Ashley Coutu, Research Curator

View of branching paper sculpture hung above glass cases filled with objects.

Join Pitt Rivers Curator, Ashley Coutu, to hear how some unexpected items from the collections connect to seasonal stories and traditions. What do objects in the collections tell us about the different ways of grating spices for baking, navigating dark and snowy paths, or celebrating the new year with a bang? Find out in this festive tour. 

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.   

Every Monday in October, to coincide with the national Festival of Social Science and the Being Human festival, we’ll have additional talks. Updates to come on our What’s On pages.   

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, will involve material that can be handled and we can provide follow-up info over email for visitors.    

Is there a particular aspect of the Pitt Rivers’ works that you want to hear more about?  Tweet us to let us know @Pitt_Rivers #PRMResearchSpotlight