Monday, 14 February 2011

The Pitt Rivers Museum

 View from outside museum

 view from the above level inside

one of the cabinet displays

At the weekend I visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford with a fellow illustration student and friend on the course .It displays archaelogical and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. There are over half a million to date.
It was founded in 1884 by General Pitt Rivers who gave his collection to The University of Oxford. It has one of the worlds greatest collections and has a leading role in contemporary research and museum curatorship.

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