Transforming a Hidden Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum
Wednesday 20 January 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm
Online - registration required
What’s in our Drawers? Transforming a Hidden Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum
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 allowed for 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. All are welcome to come along to this event.
Jeremy has worked at the Pitt Rivers for 12 years and has been Head of Conservation for the past three. He has worked as a conservator specialising in objects from indigenous and World cultures for nearly 25 years in museums in the UK and New Zealand.
Graduating from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) and MA in object conservation, Rebecca has worked for the National Trust, local authority museum services, and as a freelance conservator. She is currently completing an 18-month Clothworkers’ internship at the Pitt Rivers museum. Rebecca also acts as a committee member on the Icon Emerging Professionals Network (EPN).