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

Relational Museum project

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, collections up to 1945

Introduction to the Geographical Statistics

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The Pitt Rivers Museum had a total of 179,765 artefacts by the end of 1945. In order to achieve the Relational Museum project's aims and objectives the research team needed to provide some statistics about the entire collection so that they could better understand how it had been composed. One of the ways the team chose to examine the collections was by geographical comparison.

The following statistics are much as they were considered by the project team. The first statistics set compares and contrasts each continent's statistics, then each continent is looked at in detail.

The decision was taken very early in the life of the project to put all the statistical raw data on to the web so that other researchers could see how the team's conclusions had been reached.

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