2019-20 | Journeys to Oxford

journeys to oxford

'Journeys to Oxford'

Heritage Seed Fund Researcher:
JC Niala   |   School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnology   |   University of Oxford

Partner Organisation:
Museum of Oxford


JC Niala is working with the Museum of Oxford on their Journeys to Oxford permanent exhibition as the museum prepares to re-launch in 2020. Journeys to Oxford is an exhibition featuring the lives of people who have moved to Oxford and have left their mark on the city. Using a mixture of traditional display cabinets and listening posts, visitors to the museum will receive a guided experience of the City of Oxford from a diverse and inclusive perspective. The exhibition will bring to the fore the fascinating but often lesser told history of the city. JC is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology with a passion for Oxford’s social history. The City of Oxford is her research field site and previous projects include Women in Oxford’s History Podcast series, contributing to the Out in Oxford museums trail and a mini-ethnography of a street in Summertown. The collaboration between JC and the Museum of Oxford is also a means for knowledge exchange with Oxford residents.

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