Community groups, queer theorists, curators, performers and artists come together to celebrate LGBT History Month 2018. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities. All welcome! Keep an eye out on Facebook for more programme details - our guest event producers will be posting on the event page, keeping us up-to-date with what activities they have planned to transform the galleries and celebrate queer culture. Booking essential, book here.
Learn how to weave patterned Sámi bands using a double slotted heddle and backstrap with Susan Foulkes, designer/weaver, author and Durham Weaver blogger. The course will take place over 2 days and will include an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Conservation Lab with the Pitt Rivers Head of Conservation, looking at band weaving artefacts in the Museum. Included in the costs are booklets of patterns, threads, a ready prepared 9 pattern slot heddle and shuttle and a sandwich lunch on both days. Suitable for beginners or more experienced weavers wanting to extend their skills. Limited numbers. Book here.
A unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with Senior Curator, Professor Laura Peers, and learn about the challenges and opportunities of working closely with Indigenous communities. You will be able to see Haida objects out of their cases in the research space, and have a focused tour of the Museum to learn about collaborations with Indigenous scholars and craftspeople. Professor Laura Peers has built relationships between the Museum and Indigenous communities of origin for the collections since 1998. Ages 16+. £10, booking essential. Book here.