Talks, Tours & Workshops
As part of the Textiles in Focus day, come behind the scenes with a curator and discover the secrets of the Sheila Paine textile collection. Julia Nicholson, Joint Head of Collections, will talk about how this collection came to the Museum and about curating the special exhibition 'Stitch of a Symbol', on display until 12 February 2017. See highlights from the Sheila Paine collection, specially laid out in our research space, and hear how the unique collection - including yurt amulets from Turkmenistan, Uzbek hats and fine embroidery from Pakistan - was assembled. Booking required.
Events focusing on the displays and their relevance today; find out more about the collections, meet curators, hear specialist speakers, or join in workshops. Suitable for adults and older children.
Volunteer-led introductory tour of the Museum. Tours last about 20 minutes. No booking necessary. Please gather at the Information point 5 minutes before the start of each tour.
Object handling in the Pitt Rivers. Discover more about wonderful and fascinating objects from the museum’s collection.
Still a good time of the week for a relaxed visit - space to draw, a chance to study or simply to stand and stare. At 10.45 watch a 45minute audio-visual presentation featuring Sir David Attenborough, introducing many familiar, and some easily missed, treasures of the collections. This is followed by Welcome to My Museum (11.30, 10 minutes), a short film imagining a meeting between the two Victorian founders of the Pitt Rivers Museum and our neighbour, the Museum of Natural History.
A programme of lectures and events are held by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers.