10 September 2012

Event: Meet the Reviewer - Made for Trade

7 November 2012, 11am – 4.30pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. 

Coffin for a shop-keeper made at Kane Kwei Coffin workshop in Teshei, Accra Ghana; 2010.68.1

An opportunity to critically interrogate this temporary exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Made for Trade features historic and contemporary objects from the museum’s diverse collections which demonstrate the impact of local and global trade. Displays include a solar-powered prayer wheel from India and a shopkeeper’s coffin from Ghana.
Solar-powered prayer wheel. Collected in Darjeeling, 2010

Julia Nicholson, co-curator of the show with Faye Belsey, will give an introduction to the exhibition and its origins in the morning. In the afternoon Sue Giles (Senior Collections Officer - World Cultures, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery) will offer her own critical perspective on the display and a panel including the exhibition curators, designer and conservator, will have the opportunity to respond.

This event costs £8 for MEG members, £10 for non-members, to include lunch at a local restaurant.

Booking is essential.

For booking see MEG Events Page

For further information please contact –
Julia Nicholson - julia.nicholson@prm.ox.ac.uk - 01865 613002

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