26 April 2013

Horniman Museum Talks: Food, Drink and Feasting

From tea to gingerbread, this series of talks is inspired by the wonderful food, drink and feasting objects in our world collections. Respected food historians and leading anthropologists will provide fascinating insights into objects we’ve uncovered as part of Collections People Stories: Anthropology Reconsidered – an exciting three year project focused on reviewing and reassessing the global significance of the Horniman’s anthropology collections from Africa, the Americas, Oceania, Europe and Asia.


Silver teapot with repousse designs of flowers from Gujarat, India. Catalogue No. 27.2.48/3

Tues 23 Apr: Tea Drinking Along the Silk Road
Helen Saberi (author of Tea: A Global History and food historian)

Tues 21 May: Western Polynesian Food and Drink: Acts of Power
Dr Andy Mills (University of East Anglia)

Tues 11 Jun: Polish Food: Memories in Deportation and Exile
Dr Monica Janowski (School of Oriental and African Studies)

Tues 25 Jun: Hot Spice Gingerbread and Edible Symbols
Dr Kaori O’Connor (University College London)

Tues 23 Jul: Stories of Cheese-Making Told by its Tools
Professor Harry West (School of Oriental and African Studies)

7–8pm. Doors open 6.30pm. Free.

To book email communitylearning@horniman.ac.uk or call 020 8291 8686.

Thursday 13 Jun, 2.30–4pm: Behind the Scenes: Pacific Northwest Coast Potlatch 

Go behind the scenes to see potlatch material in the Horniman’s Collection with Dr Robert Storrie, Keeper of Anthropology. Tickets: £3.

For regular Collections People Stories project updates and to see what we’ve been finding in the Horniman stores follow us:
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Horniman Museum & Gardens
100 London Road Forest Hill London SE23 3PQ
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