Local people employed to excavate the site of Kish, southern Iraq. Such photographs helped to present archaeology as a scientific practice but one that the foreign excavators controlled, helping to reinforce notions of colonial claims to the heritage of the Middle East. Article by Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator of Ancient Near East In 2018 […]
Celebrating the International Day of the Volunteer with an Ashmolean Volunteer team visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Write up of ‘Along for the Ride’, an art exhibition conceived, created and curated by service users from MIND at The Mill (a mental health charity) to mark World Mental Health Day.
Piloting a Young People’s membership scheme at the Ashmolean Museum.
Write up of a visit to the National Maritime Museum to learn from their experiences of embedding community engagement within a major gallery redevelopment project.
Write up of a talk by James Brandon, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Tate that discussed the innovative approaches being taken by Tate to become a truly inclusive organisation.
Working with students from Oxford Spires Academy to explore and respond to objects in the Ancient Near East Gallery.
A collaborative community arts project to reinterpret the Ceramics Gallery to highlight connections with slavery and to tell the stories of Oxford’s contemporary Afro Caribbean community.
Testing ways of delivering engaging gallery text to open up a wider conversation with our audiences about what they want from a gallery experience.