|Dream team of mask makers© Pitt Rivers Museum|
|2.15pm selfie © Pitt Rivers Museum|
As well as the making activity we also had a range of handling objects to further the faces theme and to widen the audiences knowledge of our collections, including: Javanese dance masks, a horse’s skull and fossilised dinosaur poo - a real hit with the young ones!
|Trying on Masks © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Faces of Oxford © Pitt Rivers Museum|
Our visitors were also encouraged to use the carnival board painted by Charlotte Orr at the Pitt RiversMuseum. A brilliant way to get people to be ‘part of the collections!’ These are 'Faces of Oxford’ after all…
Overall it was a super successful day. I speak on behalf of the trainees when I say how pleased we were with how it went. We were satisfied with our decision to keep the craft simple so there was a fast turnaround with the masks made. A brilliant day, full of fun, crafty people in the surroundings of the bustling Cowley Road."