July – September 2017

EXHIBITIONS

Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

Special Exhibitions Gallery

OPENING 28 September

Explore your relationship with the microbial world, antibiotics and technology. The internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu takes visitors on an artistic journey through infection, from the Romantic period to contemporary synthetic biology.

Anna’s work Ex Voto previously featured in the Museum’s exhibition Back from the Dead.

NEW DISPLAYS

Look out for the new displays that are being developed over the summer.

Science in Oxford

Basement Gallery

Drawing on our recent Dear Harry and Back from the Dead special exhibitions we present two key stories of science and war in 20th-century Oxford. These permanent displays show the life and work of physicist Henry Moseley (who died in 1915 at Gallipoli, aged just 27) and the achievements of the Oxford team who developed penicillin as a drug in the early 1940s.

Introducing the Museum        

Entrance Gallery

The Museum’s building has a long and varied history. Discover its original incarnation as the home of the Ashmolean Museum in 1683, with the surprising collections and activities it housed. Then see its transformation over time to the founding of the modern Museum in 1924.

EVENTS

July

EVENING TALK

Galaxies and Black Holes

Tuesday 11 July, 6pm

Professor Roger Davies (Physics, University of Oxford) will tell the story behind the surprising discovery that black holes play a crucial part in making galaxies.

Please book you ticket via Eventbrite: www.bit.ly/mhs-events

Doors open at 5.45pm

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Globe-Makers

Saturday 22 July, 2-4pm

Explore the world through the Museum’s collection of globes. Make your own pocket globe to take home.

Drop-in, ages 9+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Board Games and Medieval Medicine       

Sunday 30 July, 2-4pm

The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine.

Once a month we will be road-testing our games. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.

Drop-in, ages 7+

August

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Send a Message SOS

Saturday 12 August, 2-4pm

Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message.

Drop-in, ages 7+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Board Games and Medieval Medicine

Sunday 27 August, 2-4pm

Help test our board games about medieval Islamic medicine and give us your feedback

Drop-in, ages 7+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Lino-Block Printing

Thursday 31 August, 2-4pm

Make linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collections and try out a mechanical printing press.

Drop-in, ages 7+

 

September

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Lino-Block Printing

Friday 1 September, 2-4pm

Make linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collections and try out a mechanical printing press.

Drop-in, ages 7+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cabinet of Curiosities

Saturday 16 September, 2-4pm

Discover unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities.

Drop-in, ages 5-11

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Board Games and Medieval Medicine

Sunday 24 September, 2-4pm

We’re approaching the end of this project. If you haven’t taken part and tested a board game, don’t miss the opportunity.

Drop-in, ages 7+

SPECIAL EVENT

Curious Pub Quiz

Friday 29 September, 7pm

Love a good pub quiz?

Put your general knowledge to the test in the MHS Pub Quiz. Tickets cost £5 and include your first drink.

Please book you ticket here: www.curiositycarnival.org. Ages 18+

The quiz is part of Curiosity Carnival, a huge festival of curiosity across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods, with games, experiments, busking, debates, music and much more.

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

For further details, please see the Museum’s full programme of events.