Saturday Spotlight: Nigerian Masks and Masquerade | University of Oxford

Saturday Spotlight: Nigerian Masks and Masquerade

Speaker
Zena McGreevy
Event date
Event time
14:30
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free entry
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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.