Saturday Spotlight Talks

Third Saturday of the month 14.30

Programme of 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.

March Spotlight

Beatrice Blackwood, Demonstrator of Ethnology, Pitt Rivers Museum

19 March, 14.30

Mike Peckett (Photograph and Manuscript Collections) will talk about Beatrice Blackwood and her work in the Pitt Rivers Museum, particularly her photographs and the objects she collected. Blackwood is a legendry figure in the history of the museum and worked at the Pitt Rivers from the late 1930s until her death in 1975.

April Spotlight

The Museum in Your Pocket: Exploring Photographs at the Pitt Rivers Museum

16 April, 14.30

Join Katherine Clough, Assistant Curator (Photograph and Manuscript Collections), for an interactive introduction to some of the photograph collections in the Museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring along their web-enabled mobile phones for use in the session, and an optional trail will also be provided at the end of the talk.

May Spotlight

Photography and Tibet

21 May, 14.30

Clare Harris, Curator for Asian Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Professor of Visual Anthropology, will give an illustrated presentation on her forthcoming book on the history of photography of Tibet from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The talk will feature many rare images created both by visitors to Tibet and by Tibetans themselves, including the 13th Dalai Lama.