The onsite event will take place in the Headley Lecture Theatre

The online event will be held via Zoom

Booking is essential

With Kyle Lewis Jordan, Curating for Change Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum & Pitt Rivers Museum

Join this engaging talk to unravel the significance of representations of disability and difference from both Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in the Ashmolean’s collections.

Curating for Change is a groundbreaking project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and the Arts Fund which exists to create strong career pathways for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent curators within the heritage sector, where they are seriously under-represented.

This event marks the start of Disability History Month, 16 Nov–16 Dec 2023. Look out for displays and more digital content on our website.

On the right, a red clay mould for making an amulet of Bes, the ancient Egyptian god who was part-lion and part-man with dwarfism. On the left is a white plaster recreation of the amulet.

A red clay mould for making an amulet of ancient Egyptian god Bes, with a plaster recreation (AN1893.1-41)


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