Saturday Spotlight: Nigerian Masks and Masquerade | University of Oxford

Saturday Spotlight: Nigerian Masks and Masquerade

Zena McGreevy
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Gallery tours / talks
Free entry
Not required

Zena McGreevy, Senior Assistant Curator, talks about the stages involved in selecting and researching the objects for the Nigerian Mask and Masquerade display. There is never enough room to include everything. What influences the choices of what to include? What doesn't make it and why? This illustrated talk gives an insight into what goes on behind the scenes during the development of a new display, as well as shedding light on some of the complex uses and meanings of these stunning Nigerian masks.