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Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945

Author: Chris Gosden; Frances Larson; Alison Petch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"This book explores the early history of the Pitt Rivers Museum and its collections. Many thousands of people collected objects for the Museum between its foundation in 1884 and 1945, and together they and the objects they collected provide a series of insights into the early history of archaeology and anthropology. The volume also includes individual biographies and group histories of the people originally making  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Gosden; Frances Larson; Alison Petch
ISBN: 9780199225897 0199225893
OCLC Number: 123374295
Description: xviii, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: What is a museum? --
Museum ethnography : the field site and our informants --
Participatory anthropology : museums as emergent entities --
Objects collect people : past perspectives on the mind and the material world --
Collecting rhythms : typological methods in archaeology and anthropology --
Material anthropology : generating knowledge at the Pitt Rivers Museum --
Beyond the boundaries of the museum : disciplinary reconfiguration at Oxford --
The Pitt Rivers Museum stretched out : collecting the field --
Spatial transformations : representing the world at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Responsibility: Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch.
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