Traces of the Past Evening Viewing

Tuesday 31 March, 18.00 - 20.00  

EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this event has had to be postponed. We are hoping to reschedule it for a later date. Further details to follow.


‘Traces of the Past’ exhibition panel and case

An evening viewing to learn and share your thoughts about Traces of the Past at the Pitt Rivers Museum - a space to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

This year we commemorate the 26th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda which claimed more than 1 million lives. Traces of the Past gives faces and names to victims and foregrounds the voices of survivors. Rwandan community members now living in the UK tell their stories of survival and meaning-making - in this exhibition they lend objects that embody precious memories of loved ones whom they lost.

Join us for a viewing of the exhibition and meet Dr Julia Viebach, the exhibition curator, to hear about how the Rwandan community were involved in the curation of the exhibition.

Following the viewing, we invite you to take part in an informal group discussion. We are interested in exploring thoughts and responses to Traces of the Past. This will involve group conversations and creative methods, for example, sharing your thoughts in a letter and re-visiting the display through visual images.


  • 18.00 - 18.15    Welcome and refreshments (Seminar Room, Ground Floor)
  • 18.15 - 18.45    View the display and meet the curator (Top Floor)
  • 18.45 - 20.00    Group discussion and creative activities (Seminar Room, Ground Floor)

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

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