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Pitt rivers museum


Turnbull, P, Pitt rivers museum, Encyclopedia of global archaeology: living edition, Smith Claire (ed), Switzerland, pp. 1-2 (2019) [Entry]

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The Pitt Rivers Museum of the University of Oxford was founded in 1884 to exhibit the anthropological collections of Augustus Lane Fox PittRivers (1827–1900).

Today the Museum possesses well over half a million objects, photographs, and manuscripts from all over the world ranging in date from prehistoric times to the present day. It is also a leading international center for research in social and cultural anthropology, and the history, theory, and practice of museum curatorship.

The Pitt Rivers Museum is noteworthy for its preserving the original arrangement and display of its possessions according to Pitt-Rivers’s "typological" system of organization (Pitt-Rivers 1891, 115–116)

Item Details

Item Type:Entry
Keywords:Indigenous history, history of science, human remains, repatriation
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
UTAS Author:Turnbull, P (Professor Paul Turnbull)
ID Code:138134
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-03-30

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