Work with Pitt Rivers Museum
The Maasai worked with curators for five days to start the transformation on how indigenous living cultures are represented in the museum, as part of Pitt Rivers Museum’s ‘Origins and Futures’ programme. During this time, the Maasai were able to share valuable knowledge on artefacts presented to them. This helped complete and correct the original labels. Furthermore, the elders of their communities provided a perspective on five sacred objects that were discovered in the museum.
We held events in Oxford and London for 300 people, showcasing the Maasai videos on land rights and traditional land management and exploring the link between the colonial past and the present living culture.
Pitt Rivers Museum has firmly pledged to collaborate with InsightShare and our indigenous partners. Our focus is to develop Living Cultures as an approach to working with indigenous communities represented by collections in museums, using Participatory Video and other participatory media approaches at the heart of the strategy.