Need, Make, Use Blog

Textiles in Focus Day

Event PosterOn the 29th October, the Museum was - or so it felt - entirely taken over by textiles! Working collaboratively with... Read more...

Out in Oxford: Where did it all begin?

Hello, I’m Beth, Assistant to the Director and Administration. I also have a background in Egyptology. In February this year I attended a lecture given by Professor Richard Parkinson (Queen’s College,... Read more...

Casts and copies

The last of our new Archaeology display cases deals with an often-unconsidered part of a museum’s collections, replicas. Authenticity is key with museums, but when used properly we can learn a lot from replicas. Our excellent education team have several in their handling collection that they use to... Read more...

Out in Oxford: handling collection

Helena Fox volunteered at the Pitt Rivers Museum assisting with preparations for activities during LGBT+ History Month in 2017.  We asked Helena to explore our Object Handling collection.  Here are her experiences: From 28th November to 2nd December I had the opportunity to undertake... Read more...

Taking over the Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum regularly holds events curated by young people taking over the Museum.  Recently we hosted two evening events with groups of young adults working in collaboration with staff to organise and curate alternative social evenings at the Museum, drawing on themes suggested by... Read more...