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Pitt Rivers Museum

The website of the 'The Relational Museum' project 2002 - 2006

This website aims to give information about the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum [PRM] from before its foundation in 1884 to the present day (mainly concentrating on the period up to 1945), its collections and staff. The site also gives access to the detailed statistics produced during the research project which show where the collections came from, what types of artefacts are included and information about the individuals who contributed to the Museum.

The contents of these pages were written by the full-time members of the Project Team - Alison Petch, Frances Larson, Chris Gosden and Mike O'Hanlon.

Introductions to the:

Introduction to the Named collectors Named collectors, examined in detail during the project.
About the monograph to be published at the end of the project The monograph to be published at the end of the project.
Progress reports from the team Progress reports compiled by the research team.

Useful links:

Pitt Rivers Museum today see the Pitt Rivers Museum today

For further information about the project or its findings please email

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