Webinar:Multaka-Oxford: Museum Collections from Multiple Perspectives
To: Friday 26.02.21
Online via Zoom
Free to ICON members and non-members
ICON Ethnography is delighted to host a tour of online exhibition Weaving Connections and talk on Multaka-Oxford project by Thandiwe Wilson
Multaka-Oxford is an inclusive volunteering project delivered jointly by Pitt Rivers Museum and the History of Science Museum where we work in a three-way partnership with staff, volunteers and the local community. Multaka translates from Arabic to English as “meeting point”, bringing people and museum collections together as a springboard for inter-cultural dialogue and enabling people to interpret and share knowledge of cultural heritage. Join us to hear more about how collaborative work using a collection called 'Textiles from the Arab World' donated by Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul helped us think critically about collections practices, develop an online exhibition and champion different perspectives in museum spaces.
Maasai Living Cultures and Taking Care Project Assistant, the Pitt Rivers Museum
Graduating from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London with an MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology, Thandiwe has a background in heritage and most recently worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum on the Multaka project. Her areas of interest include audience engagement, collections care, and ethical practice in cultural heritage.