Palestine: Pieces of Me

Saturday 8 July, 12.00 - 16.00 

Olive harvest embroidery

Old Library, Pitt Rivers Museum

An afternoon of events and exhibits to celebrate Palestinian stitching, craft and culture and the visit of our friends from the Women's Centre in Al Am'ari Refugee Camp Ramallah to Oxford.

The day will include a pop-up exhibit of cultural heritage items, beautiful textiles and artworks from Palestine, a preview of a film commissioned by the project and created in Ramallah, workshops and more!

This event has been created in collaboration with MultakaOxford, Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA), The Palestinian History Tapestry and the Oxford Dabke Group.


Purple gown with elaborate red and orange embroidery on yoke and pointed sleeves

Behind the Scenes: Palestinian Textiles

The Research Room, 12.00-12.40 or 13.00-13.40

Go behind the scenes for a rare opportunity to see Palestinian textiles from the museum's collections that have been chosen by visiting Palestinian textile artists from Ramallah.

These sessions are free but spaces are limited and booking is required.

Book your free place for the 12pm session here.

Book your free place for the 1pm session here.


Tahririi dress with multi-coloured embroidery

Palestinian Stitching Workshop

The Lecture Theatre, 14.30-15.30

Learn how to make traditional stitches led by a professional Palestinian textile artist. 

This workshop is free but spaces are limited and booking is required.

Book your free place here.