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Cashmere, Copper and Nomadic Cuisine: exploring the tastes and textures of Mongolia

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

Immerse yourself in contemporary Mongolian art, and traditional Mongolian games, food and drink, as we think about the link between everyday items in our homes, and the people looking after the steppes. 

What’s it about?

Join our sensory introduction to modern Mongolia! This thriving democracy, sandwiched between Russia and China, is home to extensive grasslands called steppes. Steppes are cared for by nomadic farming communities, who also look after herds of horses, camels, goats, sheep and yak. The area is also one of the biggest suppliers of cashmere in the world, as well as valuable minerals such as gold and copper. 

Who’s leading the event?

Keiko Kanno, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography; Dr Ariell Ahearn Ligham, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford

Open to

Open to everyone.

Of particular interest to

Those keen to explore contemporary Mongolian culture.

Event Booking details

This drop-in event will take place in the Old Library of the Pitt Rivers Museum. Entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. Once inside the Museum of Natural History, walk straight past the dinosaurs and take a left at the statue of Darwin - that's where you will find the Pitt Rivers' arched door. Come down the steps and you'll see our welcome desk.