MultakaOxford Community Chandelier

Close up view of a branching paper sculpture in front of a backdrop showing the roof and railings of gallery floors of a museum.

MultakaOxford Community Chandelier


If you visited the Pitt Rivers Museum over the winter months in 2022 you might have seen the sculptural installation above the steps of the main entrance as you enter from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This Community Chandelier was a collaboration between MultakaOxford volunteers and participants, and local artists Louisa Johnson and Asma Mahmud Hashmi.


Multaka means meeting point in Arabic. It is a project running at the Pitt Rivers and History of Science Museum which focuses on inter-cultural understanding and learning. The museums work alongside Oxford’s vibrant community of local residents (newly arrived and settled) and community organisations.

The Chandelier was created as part of Oxford City Council’s Light Night Festival. MultakaOxford partnered with Magdalen Road Art Studios (in East Oxford) to provide a creative space for wellbeing and community participation in this city-wide event.


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

MultakaOxford Community Chandelier installation in entrance of Pitt Rivers Museum




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