In the summer of 2021, the pioneering performance artist Marina Abramović undertook a research residency at the Pitt Rivers Museum in preparation for an exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. That residency inspired elements of her Gates and Portals exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and a brand new installation at the Pitt Rivers, which features new video work and drawings by the artist. In this short film, Marina speaks about returning to Pitt Rivers after 27 years, having first worked here in 1995 on her now famous work, ‘Cleaning the Mirror’, which was exhibited at the Pitt Rivers Museum at that time.
The Pitt Rivers Museum wants to become a welcoming space to all where stories are shared by many voices.
Working collaboratively and creatively with staff, volunteers, and communities we will transform how our iconic collections are engaged with, both online and in the museum. In an increasingly disconnected world, we want to inspire empathy and deepen cross-cultural understanding.