Working with an array of foraged natural materials, dive into an experimental making workship building invented objects with artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth of Forest + Found. Let your imagination run wild as you develop a piece that takes inspiration from the Pitt Rivers' collections. Working with yarn, willow, wood and clay, you will come away with an object that questions form and explores function. This workshop is part of our annual Artists in Residency Programme and is suitable for adults and accompanied young adults over 16. Refreshments will be available. Free but booking essential.
Forest + Found are working with the Pitt Rivers Museum as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded VERVE project, a five year funded project of public engagement and collections display. The residency is in response to the newly displayed archaeology collections.
What is the Future of Objects? Forest + Found will lead this roundtable discussion with speakers from the V & A, Pitt Rivers Museum and Crafts Council. Looking at museum objects from prehistory to modern day, this interactive roundtable will discuss our changing relationships with the objects we use in our everyday lives, as our values and technologies alter. Free but booking essential. Refreshments will be available.
This year we move our annual day-festival inside the Museum and invite visitors to explore the collections via performances, workshops, tours and talks around the cases. Expect object handling, special guests and live music. Free but keep an eye out for entry information, which will be released in the Spring. Join the Facebook group for updates on the programme.