Special Events

29 October, 10.00-16.30

A day celebrating the textile Collections: watch a weaving demonstration amongst the textile displays; go behind the scenes with a curator and discover the secrets of the Sheila Paine textile collection; visit special exhibition ‘Stitch of a Symbol’; drop-in for coffee and cross stitch to create patterns for yourself; have a go on a loom and handle textiles from around the world.

Friday 18 November, 19.00 - 22.00

As part of the national Being Human Festival, this year themed around 'Hopes & Fears', experience two very different museums and get to the bottom of what it is that makes us human. Pitt Rivers Museum will look at how different cultures negotiate hopes and fears around life and death through ritual, material culture and community. Come along and help us answer, what is it that makes YOU human? Oxford University Museum of Natural History will explore hopes and fears through the concepts of extinction and invasion in the animal world. Music, comedy, debate, workshops and a licensed bar. Join the facebook group for updates on the programme.

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