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6 Friends of The Pitt Rivers Museum


June 2011 INFORMATION SHEET


The Newsletter of the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum is produced termly June 2011


Copy date for next issue: 1 August Friends’ Information


Programme: 01865 390489 email: g.bremble@virgin.net Membership: 01367 242433 email: RHKing17@googlemail.com Annual Subscription: £22, Joint: £30 Family: £30, Over 60: £15, (Joint: £22) Student: £10. Due 1 May


Museum Information


Inquiries: 01865 270927 Open: Tues – Sun 10.00am – 4.30pm Monday 12.00 – 4.30pm. Admission free


Saturday Spotlight A programme of general interest events on the third Saturday of the month at 2.30pm


‘Pitt Stop’ family events 1st Saturday of every month at 1.00 pm Please phone to confirm.


Family Friendly Fun Every Sunday


WWW ADDRESSES


PITT RIVERS MUSEUM http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk


FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/friends.html Contact e-mail: felicityswood@gmail


Editor of this issue: Barbara Topley Newsletter Editor from June 2011 Peter Finn Flat 9, 113 Oxford Road Oxford OX4 2GY Tel: 01865 716071 e-mail: finn22@hotmail.co.uk


Notices for the back page to Liz Yardley, Tel:01869 249565 or e-mail liz.yardley@btinternet.com


All contributors to the Newsletter are Friends, unless otherwise stated. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Museum.


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Opening 19 July


PEOPLE APART: CAPE TOWN SURVEY 1952 Photographs by Bryan Heseltine Life in the townships of an apartheid state.


SPECIAL EVENT Sunday 24 July


THE ULTIMATE OPEN DAY Marcham/Frilford Dig Tour the site, feel the artefacts, join the Roman Army. Plus Exhibition of archaeological models Craft stall, refreshments.


Details: Megan Price Tel: 01865 284390 www.arch.ox.ac.uk/VRP1.html


2.00 pm – 4.00 pm


Adventure trail with back packs – fun for all the family.


MUSEUM DIARY DATES


Parks Road, Oxford


LAST CHANCE TO SEE!


Until 5 June 2011 WILFRED THESIGER IN AFRICA: A Centenary Exhibition


Until 3 July 2011 DISCIPLES OF A CRAZY SAINT:


THE BUCHEN OF SPITI Photographs by Patrick Sutherland


Until 19 June 2011 THE CURIOUS NATURE OF OBJECTS Paintings by Sue Johnson


Extended for a further year


GHOST FOREST: A YEAR IN OXFORD Installation by Angela Palmer


NEW EXHIBITIONS Opening 18 July 2011


MADE FOR TRADE Items from local markets to global networks, this exhibition offers insights into the world of trade through the Museum’s remarkable collections.


Until January 2013


FRIENDS DIARY DATES FRIENDS LECTURES


The lectures listed below are held in the Lecture room of the Museum extension, access by Robinson Close, Oxford. There is no parking available. Refreshments are served from 6.00pm. Visitors are always welcome, but are asked to make a £2.00 contribution towards costs.


Wednesday 15 June


WHY IRAN IS NOT AN ARAB COUNTRY


Professor Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London Followed by FRIENDS’ A.G.M.


Wednesday 28 September 6.30pm


COMMEMORATING THE DEAD IN GREEK ORTHODOX TRADITION Professor Renée Hirschon, Senior Research Fellow, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford


Wednesday 12 October 6.30 pm


SARAWAK IN THE 1960s AND TODAY Dr Beatrice Clayre, Researcher, collector and Friend of the Pitt Rivers


AWAY DAYS


Wednesday 24 August VISIT TO THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM Details: Felicity Wood Tel: 01865 554281


Saturday 29 October JEWISH SPITALFIELDS WALK Details: Rosemary Lee Tel: 01491 873276


SPECIAL EVENT 6.30pm


Friday 9 September


6.30pm


THE ETHIOPIAN GARIMA GOSPELS Lester Capon, bookbinder and manuscript conservator (See page 9)


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