Charles Seligman Beatrice Blackwood PRM Museum John Hutton Henry Balfour Edward Tylor Augustus Fox

Comparison of Geographical statistics for the Pitt Rivers Museum's collections up to 1945

General Introduction to comparative statistics

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These documents are an attempt to look at the statistics from a global perspective, comparing and contrasting each continent against each other to see if any interesting aspects are discovered by this method. Because each continents' entries were questioned in the same way it is possible to directly compare like with like in the time frame between 1884 and 1945.

Comparative statistics sections:

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Introduction

Colonial status of collections (associated with Parts 1 - 3)

Comparison of size of collections by country

Comparison of country's collections by class of objects

Comparison of pattern of acquisition by decade

Comparison of the archaeological and ethnographic collections (associated with Appendices 4 - 5)

Overview of UK collections and their importance to the PRM collections as a whole up to 1945

The majority of the graphs found in this section and the following ones are to be found in the relevant continental statistics, other new graphs are to be found in the two Excel files relating to the comparative statistics.

Overview of the collections as a whole:

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The continents:

Africa

Americas [North South and Middle separately reviewed within continental statistics]

Asia

Australia

Europe

Oceania [Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia reviewed separately within continental statistics]

Breakdown of global statistics between continents:

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Total number of objects up to 1945: 179,765

Africa - 47,114

Americas: 15,715

Asia (including SE Asia) - 40,232

Australia - 18,465

Europe - 41,898

Oceania - 17,088

Other [unknown continent] - 1,091

Note that there is a double-counting between continents which means that totalling up the continents will NOT give the total number of objects given above.

How much of the overall 2003 PRM objects collections came in by 1945:

What was the pattern of acquisition between 1884 and the present (actually 2001) into which ESRC time frame fits:

Note that this graph was produced as part of the DCF-funded Cataloguing the Collections project and therefore it does not necessarily accurately reflect all the figures given elsewhere

List of all the countries that were included in the statistics:

The countries that are excluded from the statistics, are excluded because there are no objects provenanced to that place in the collections.

Countries

Related continent

Excluded from statistics because no objects in PRM collections up to 1945 or other notes

Afghanistan

Asia

Albania

Europe

Algeria

Africa

American Samoa

Oceania Polynesia

included as Samoa

Andaman Islands India

Asia

Andorra

Europe

Angola

Africa

Anguilla

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Antigua

America Middle

Argentina

America South

Armenia

Asia

Aruba

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Ascension Island

Africa

Excluded from stats

Australia

Australia

Australia [Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Asia

Excluded from stats

Australia [Norfolk Island]

Oceania Melanesia

Excluded from stats

Austria

Europe

Azerbaijan

Asia

Bahamas

America Middle

Bahrain

Asia

Bangladesh

Asia

Barbados

America Middle

Belarus

Europe

Belgium

Europe

Belize

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Benin Republic

Africa

Bermuda

America Middle

Bhutan

Asia

Bolivia

America South

Bosnia Herzegovina Yugoslavia

Europe

Botswana

Africa

Brazil

America South

Brunei

Asia

Bulgaria

Europe

Burkina Faso

Africa

Burundi

Africa

Cambodia

Asia

Cameroon Cameroun

Africa

Canada

America North

Cape Verde

Africa

Cayman Islands

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Central African Republic

Africa

Chad

Africa

Chechnya

Asia

Excluded from stats

Chile

America South

China [Excluding Hong Kong]

Asia

China [Hong Kong]

Asia

Colombia

America South

Comoros Islands

Africa

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Africa

Congo, People's Republic of

Africa

Cook Islands

Oceania Polynesia

Costa Rica

America Middle

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast

Africa

Croatia Yugoslavia

Europe

Cuba

America Middle

Cyprus

Europe

Czech Republic

Europe

Denmark

Europe

Djibouti

Africa

Dominica

America Middle

Dominican Republic

America Middle

East Timor

Asia

Easter Island Rapa Nui

Oceania Polynesia

Ecuador

America South

Egypt

Africa

El Salvador

America Middle

Equatorial Guinea

Africa

Eritrea

Africa

Estonia

Europe

Ethiopia

Africa

Falkland Islands

America South

Fiji

Oceania Melanesia [1]

Finland

Europe

France

Europe

French Guiana

America South

Gabon

Africa

Galapagos Islands Ecuador

America South

Excluded from stats

The Gambia

Africa

Gambier Islands French Polynesia

Oceania Polynesia

Georgia

Asia

Germany

Europe

Ghana

Africa

Gibraltar

Europe

Greece

Europe

Greenland

America North

Grenada

America Middle

Guadeloupe

America Middle

Guam

Asia

Excluded from stats

Guatemala

America Middle

Guinea

Africa

Guinea-Bissau

Africa

Guyana

America South

Haiti

America Middle

Heard & McDonald Islands

Australia

Excluded from stats

Honduras

America Middle

Hungary

Europe

Iceland

Europe

India

Asia

'British India'

Asia

Indonesia

Asia

Iran

Asia

Iraq

Asia

Ireland

Europe

Irian Jaya (Indonesia)

Oceania Melanesia

Israel

Asia

Italy

Europe

Jamaica

America Middle

Japan

Asia

Jordan

Asia

Kazakhstan

Asia

Kenya

Africa

Kiribati

Oceania Melanesia

Korea

Asia

Kuwait

Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Asia

Excluded from stats

Laos

Asia

Latvia

Europe

Lebanon

Asia

Lesotho

Africa

Liberia

Africa

Libya

Africa

Liechtenstein

Europe

Excluded from stats

Lithuania

Europe

Luxembourg

Europe

Excluded from stats

Macau

Asia

Macedonia Yugoslavia

Europe

Madagascar

Africa

Malawi

Africa

Malaysia

Asia

Maldives

Asia

Mali

Africa

Malta

Europe

Marquesas Islands French Polynesia

Oceania Polynesia

Marshall Islands

Oceania Micronesia

Martinique France

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Mauritania

Africa

Mauritius

Africa

Mayotte

Africa

Excluded from stats

Melilla

Africa

Excluded from stats

Mexico

America Middle

Micronesia, Federated States of [Caroline Islands]

Oceania Micronesia

Moldova

Europe

Excluded from stats

Monaco

Europe

Excluded from stats

Mongolia

Asia

Montenegro Yugoslavia

Europe

Montserrat

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Morocco

Africa

Mozambique (Moçambique)

Africa

Myanmar (Burma)

Asia

Namibia

Africa

Nauru

Oceania Micronesia

Excluded from stats

Nepal

Asia

The Netherlands

Europe

Netherlands Antilles

America Middle

New Caledonia Nouvelle Calédonie

Oceania Melanesia

New Zealand

Oceania Polynesia

Nicaragua

America Middle

Nicobar Islands India

Asia

Niger

Africa

Nigeria

Africa

Niue

Oceania Polynesia

North Korea

Asia

Included as Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oceania Micronesia

Excluded from stats

Norway

Europe

Oman

Asia

Pakistan

Asia

Palau, Republic of [Caroline Islands]

Oceania Micronesia

Palestine

Asia

Panama

America Middle

Papua New Guinea

Oceania Melanesia

Paraguay

America South

Peru

America South

Philippines

Asia

Pitcairn Islands

Oceania Polynesia

Poland

Europe

Portugal

Europe

Portugal [Madeira]

Africa

Excluded from stats, included as part of Portugal in European stats

Puerto Rico

America Middle

Qatar

Asia

Excluded from stats

Reúnion

Africa

Excluded from stats

Romania

Europe

Ross Dependency

Oceania

Excluded from stats

Russia [excluding Siberia]

Europe

Russia [Siberia]

Asia

Rwanda

Africa

Samoa

Oceania Polynesia

San Marino

Europe

Excluded from stats

São Tomé & Príncipe

Africa

Excluded from stats

Saudi Arabia

Asia

Senegal

Africa

Serbia Yugoslavia

Europe

Seychelles

Africa

Sierra Leone

Africa

Singapore

Asia

Slovakia

Europe

Slovenia

Europe

Society Islands French Polynesia

Oceania Polynesia

Solomon Islands

Oceania Melanesia

Somalia

Africa

South Africa

Africa

South Georgia

America South

Excluded from stats

South Korea

Asia

Included as Korea

South Sandwich Islands

Oceania Polynesia

Excluded from stats

Spain

Europe

Sri Lanka

Asia

St Helena

Africa

Excluded from stats

St Kitts - Nevis

America Middle

St Lucia

America Middle

Sta Pierre & Miquelon

America Middle

Excluded from stats

St Vincent & the Grenadines

America Middle

Sudan

Africa

Surinam Suriname

America South

Swaziland

Africa

Sweden

Europe

Switzerland

Europe

Syria

Asia

Taiwan

Asia

Tajikistan

Asia

Excluded from stats

Tanzania

Africa

Thailand

Asia

Tibet

Asia

Togo

Africa

Tokelau Islands

Oceania Polynesia

Tonga

Oceania Polynesia

Trinidad & Tobago

America Middle

Tristan da Cunha St Helena

Africa

Excluded from stats

Tuamotu Archipelago French Polynesia

Oceania Polynesia

Tubuai Islands French Polynesia

Oceania Polynesia

Tunisia

Africa

Turkey

Asia

Turkmenistan

Asia

Excluded from stats

Turks & Caicos Islands

America Middle

Excluded from stats

Tuvalu

Oceania Polynesia

Uganda

Africa

UK

Europe

Ukraine

Europe

United Arab Emirates

Asia

Excluded from stats

Uruguay

America South

USA

America North

USA [Hawaii]

Oceania Polynesia

Uzbekistan

Asia

Vanuatu

Oceania Melanesia

Vatican City

Europe

Venezuela

America South

Vietnam

Asia

Virgin Islands

America Middle

Wallis & Futuna Islands

Oceania Polynesia

Western Sahara

Africa

Excluded from stats

Western Samoa

Oceania Polynesia

Included as Samoa

Windward Islands

America Middle

Wrangel Island (Vrangelya Ostrov)

Asia

Excluded from stats

Yemen

Asia

Yugoslavia

Europe

Excluded from stats [see separate countries]

Zambia

Africa

Zimbabwe

Africa

ESRC 'Relational Museum'

October 2003



[1] should be Polynesia as well but only very small bit so ignored

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The financial support of this project by the ESRC is gratefully acknowledged.