What's in our Drawers? Transforming a Hidden Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Speaker
Jeremy Uden (PRM Head of Conservation), Rebecca Plumbe
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum - Online Event
Online
Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

As many visitors to the Pitt Rivers Museum have discovered, you will certainly not be short of things to see. The Drawers Project, funded by the Clothworkers' Foundation, has enabled 170+ drawers in the Court to be reimagined and a largely hidden part of the museum made accessible to visitors, opening up another exciting dimension to the collection.

In this online event, the conservation team will highlight the work they have been doing to transform these drawers, focusing on their curation, conservation and redisplay. This talk will also look at how laser cutting technology has been used to make custom trays for each drawer, allowing for the display environment to be improved.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the conservation team at the end of the talk.