Pitt Youth Action Team

The Pitt Youth Action Team is a group of young people aged between 14-19 who meet once a month to explore behind the scenes at the Museum, plan events for other young people and work on creative projects inspired by the Museum. We meet on Saturday mornings between 11.00-13.00 at the Pitt Rivers Museum. We have been meeting since November 2016.

Next meetings: 

Saturday 20 October 11.00-13.00

Saturday 17 November 11.00-13.00

Saturday 15 December 11.00-13.00

How to get involved

If you’re 14-19 and want to gain experience in producing and marketing youth events, go behind the scenes at the Museum, get creative or simply to meet new people,  we'd like to hear from you! You are welcome to come to our next meeting to see if the Pitt Youth Action Team is for you. Get in touch with Kelly on kelly.smith@prm.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 613004.

What the Pitt Youth Action Team has been getting up to over the last few months...

Organising craft and object handling activities at the Pitt Rivers Museum Fashion Takeover event with fashion students from Reading College, March 2017:

Creating fashion sketches inspired by textiles in the Pitt Rivers Museum collection:

Taking part in a creative focus group with assistant curators Zena and Kathy to look at ways of redisplaying the Museum's Introduction Display:

Recording sounds made by musical instruments in the Museum's handling collection and creating and manipulating looped samples:







Visiting the technicians' studio and seeing how new Museum displays are mocked up, as part of a behind the scenes tour:


About the Youth Action Team

The Pitt Youth Action Team launched in October 2016 and is run in partnership with OYAP Trust and supported by a Young Roots grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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