Oxford Museum considers removal of shrunken heads following criticism

The Pitt Rivers’ famous collection of shrunken heads could be taken down from display following discussions between the Amazon’s Shuar people and museum representatives. The group indigenous to modern-day Ecuador and Peru has expressed dissatisfaction with how the items have been presented and visitors have raised concerns over the museum’s current use of the collection. […]

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Review: Surviving Tsunami at the Pitt

This weekend the Pitt Rivers Museum’s most recent special exhibition, Surviving Tsunami, has closed. The exhibition featured visual material from an on-going conservation project in Rikuzentakata, in northern Japan, where the 2011 Tsunami destroyed two museums and a library. These libraries had held valuable photographs documenting life in the Tohoku region of Japan over the last century. […]

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What’s On This Week: Fifth Week

Thursday 4th Week (May 16th), 7:00pm Poetry Reading Blackwell’s plays host to Alan Jenkins and John Fuller, reading from their most recent poetry collections. FREE   Until Friday 6th Week (May 31st), Office hours A Life in Shadows Head over to Wolfson college to view photographer Francesca Phillips’ most recent collection. FREE   Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4th […]

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Pitt Rivers receives £75,000 grant

Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum has received a grant of £76,654 to document some of its founder’s earliest archaeological collections. The grant, awarded by the Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund, will mean that roughly 7,500 prehistoric artefacts from General Pitt-Rivers’ collections can be studied for the first time. The artefacts come from sites across the UK, including […]

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