Beth Asbury

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Beth
Asbury
Pitt Rivers Museum
South East England

I work at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, and ran a project in 2016-17 called Out in Oxford. The project was to create a printed trail across all of the University's collections, providing new perspectives on some of their objects with the interpretations written by volunteers from amongst Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community. The project was a response to a lecture by Professor Richard Parkinson of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, calling for more explicit, not implicit, representation of the LGBTQ+ experience in all museums.

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  • Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more

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    Posted 3 months 1 week ago
  • As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more

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    Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
  • We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more

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    Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
  • HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more

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    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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