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The FPRM Newsletter was awarded a first prize in the British Association of Friends of Museums' Newsletter Awards for 2005, 2008 and 2013. Download issue 79, January 2014. The current issue of the newsletter is on sale in the Museum shop

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Friends' Lectures and Events

18.00 for 18.30

The talks listed below will be held in the Lecture Room of the Pitt Rivers extension, access via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP| Enquiries: Terry Bremble

Visitors are most welcome (£2)


17 September | Wednesday

An evening Just for Friends **

Mini-talks by members and a shared supper

Membership information and how to join 

  Friends talk

15 October | Wednesday

Art and Architecture of Ethiopia *

Speaker: Richard Snailham 

From the temple at Yeha to the stelae of Axum, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to the castles of Gondar: an overview of the evolving styles of monuments and buildings in Ethiopia from the sixth century BC to today.


19 November | Wednesday

Middle Eastern Al-Sadu textiles:
lost meanings and future prospects  *

Speaker: Keireine Canavan   

Al-Sadu is an ancient textile weaving craft that conveys the Bedouin’s rich cultural heritage, with patterns and semiotic codes messaging instinctive expressions of beauty and their nomadic lifestyle. Demands for tribal textiles have virtually ceased and all associated weaving skills, and knowledge is in danger of being lost.

Photo Credit: G & K Canavan. Image from Permanent Textile Collection Beit Al-Sadu, Kuwait

5 December | Friday

Friends’ Christmas Party *


* For information about the Friends’ talks and the Christmas Party contact Terry Bremble
** Friends only event - Membership information and how to join

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