Special Exhibitions

Points of Departure exhibition

Points of Departure: Photography from Senegal by Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quax

12 May – 7 September

This exhibition examines the phenomenon of migration, by placing the transatlantic slave trade and contemporary migration from West Africa in a single frame. The photographs document migrant’s absences as they are felt by the families they left behind in pursuit of a better life.

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Star House Pole: Early Images of the Haida Totem Pole in the Pitt Rivers Museum

9 June – 28 September

This archive case display presents a selection of historic images – including photographs, drawings and published material – which relate to the Haida totem pole now in the Pitt Rivers Museum’s collections, plus several original documents concerning its acquisition and installation in the Museum in 1901.

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