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Webinar: What's in Our Drawers: Transforming a Hidden Collection, Pitt Rivers Museum

Icon Ethnography Group

From: Friday 27.11.20
at 6:00pm
To: Friday 27.11.20
at 7:00pm
Location:

Online via Zoom

Cost:

Free

Event type: 
Seminar
Event language: 
English
Summary: 

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 this rich collection. In this webinar, Rebecca will discuss the work she has been doing to transform this collection, focusing on the curation, conservation, and redisplay of the drawers.

Event description: 

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 this rich collection. In this webinar, Rebecca will discuss the work she has been doing to transform this collection, focusing on the curation, conservation, and redisplay of the drawers.

Please join us for a webinar presented by Rebecca Plumbe. All are welcome.

Synopsis:
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 this rich collection.
In this webinar, Rebecca will discuss the work she has been doing to transform this collection, focusing on the curation, conservation, and redisplay of the drawers. She will also offer reflections on how laser cutting technology can provide an effective way to create
custom housings for a large number of museum objects, providing a promising solution towards the care of collections.

Speaker:
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).

 

For queries regarding this event please contact Misa Tamura (misa.tamura.conservation@gmail.com)

Presenters:

Icon Member, Rebecca Plumbe