Lunchtime Talk: Thomas Bateman and Ethnography Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

When
Thursday 8 September 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Price
Free, donations welcome
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Weston Park
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Image L-R: Jade pendant from New Zealand, early 1800s © Sheffield Museums; Bamboo comb from New Caledonia, Melanesia, early 1800s © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford; Stone adze from Samoa, 1850s © University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Find out about the collecting habits of a nineteenth century antiquarian, when archaeology, anthropology and folklore converged. How did Thomas Bateman bridge local interests with global objects?

Faye Belsey, Deputy Head of Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, will tell us about some of the ethnological objects collected by Bateman that feature in the exhibition Brought to Light: The Remarkable Collection, as well as about the wider practise of collecting during Bateman’s time.

This talk is part of the programme of events complementing the exhibition Brought to Light: The Remarkable Bateman Collection, at Weston Park Museum until Sunday 15 January 2023.

 

 

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When
Thursday 8 September 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Price
Free, donations welcome
How to book
Please book in advance:
Book now
Where
Weston Park
Theme
Talks and tours
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