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Augustus Pitt Rivers

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Augustus Pitt Rivers

 

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Masquerade at the Museum - The Pitt Rivers after dark

 

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The conservation of Pitt Rivers' archaeological models from 1890's

 

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Pitt Rivers Samurai display

 

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The Pitt Rivers Museum

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers was an English officer in the British Army, ethnologist, and archaeologist. He was noted for innovations in archaeological methodology, and in the museum display of archaeological and ethnological collections. His international collection of about 22,000 objects was the founding collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford while his collection of English archaeology from the area around Stonehenge forms the basis of the collection at The Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire.
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