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Museum of Oxford Digital Exhibitions

Digital Exhibitions

Welcome to Museum of Oxford Digital Exhibitions. Here we share projects we are collaborating on or have had on display in the Museum of Oxford.

Highlight Exhibitions

The Martyrs Memorial in St Giles

Oxford Re-Formed

Since the Reformation in the early sixteenth century, Oxford’s community, culture, and cityscape have been repeatedly transformed by various moments of religious upheaval. The lives, debates, and conflicts of both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations have been represented, revised, and retold across the city’s buildings and monuments over the last four centuries.

Oxford Re-Formed tells this story. The exhibition explores the evolution of the visual and material traces of the Reformation in Oxford’s cityscape, showcasing public buildings and monuments, as well as artefacts that are not usually on public display.

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Front Room installation in the Town Hall Gallery

Windrush Years - Next Generations

2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship to London. 539 people from the West Indies/Caribbean responded to the call from the Mother Country for labour in post war Britain.

In 2016, the Museum of Oxford formed partnerships with the Afrikan and Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative (ACKHI) and the Ber-Bedo Kelo Lonyo United Women’s Organisation (BKLUWO) to develop an exhibition project to mark the anniversary.

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Jacqui's squash leaves

Mixing Matters

Mixing Matters is a project celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Oxford's communities.

Started through a partnership with the Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project, it has involved three other community groups. Participants brought food-related objects which carried meaningful memories, which they shared with others. Inspired by the objects, participants created collaborative art pieces. Favourite recipes were also shared during the sessions. At the end of the project, participants cooked their favourite foods and shared them in a community feast, open to all.

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Photograph of blue painted tea cup and saucer

A nice cup of tea

This project looked behind the familiar English cuppa to the history of Empire and transatlantic slavery with which it is intimately linked.

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Cowley Road: the Sunny Side of Oxford

Voices of Cowley Road

From September 2021 to March 2022, the Museum of Oxford’s Heritage Trainee (Sif Lærke-Hall) developed an oral history project based on the experiences and memories of people living, working, playing, and going to school on the Cowley Road.

Explore this digital exhibition to read stories, hear real voices, and see photographs of Cowley Road.

To view the exhibition, click here.

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Digital Exhibitions