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Pitt Rivers Museum

By DiegoDesigns
The Pitt Rivers Museum was founded in 1884 when Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University of Oxford. His two conditions were that a museum was built to house it and that someone should be appointed to lecture in anthropology.

The Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. The General's founding gift contained more than 18,000 objects but there are now over half a million! Many were donated by early anthropologists and explorers. The extensive photographic and sound archives contain early records of great importance. Today the Museum is an active teaching department of the University of Oxford. It also continues to collect through donations, bequests, special purchases and through its students, in the course of their fieldwork.

I would have liked to have spent a whole weekend in this place alone, it was simply marvellous and if you're in the Oxford area, I'd recommend adding it to your itinerary. This is a composite of a couple of images I shot whilst there, I hope you like the result and thanks for looking in.

Tags: Canon Still life Museum Oxford Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Oxfordshire Pitt rivers

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Cor 12 Belgium
14 Oct 2010 9:08AM
A fine creation Dave, love it very much. 10/10
Carrie_1 11 2 6 Wales
14 Oct 2010 9:52AM
Superb work.
Alvar 14 23 2 France
14 Oct 2010 10:51AM
Great work !
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
14 Oct 2010 11:11AM
Great work.
14 Oct 2010 1:06PM
Excellent composition and result. Well done.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 Oct 2010 1:28PM
Like your composition, details and addition too.
Regards Richard
danbrann 16 640 17
14 Oct 2010 2:27PM
It works well Dave.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 2:48PM
A great place; a beautifully composed image.

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 8:03PM
outstanding image , really draws you in even from the thumb, and loved the write up very interesting and informative
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 10:32PM
This does look good. The colours, composition and the artistic intervention all work spectacularly well... and it really comes to life (ho ho) large.

DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 12:45AM
Nicely done. The combination is very effective and the slightly muted tones of the butterfly fit well with the bones.
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 10:03AM
Many thanks for all the encouraging comments you've made on this, I'm delighted with the response as I wasn't too sure how it would go. The museum was so full of amazing things, it was difficult to decide how best to represent it, so I'm really pleased this has gone down well. Cheers all and have a good weekend... Dave
sparklep 14 146 1
16 Oct 2010 11:08PM
Wonderful image. Well thought out and very creative.
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 7:25AM
Thanks Jacqui for that, pleased you liked it... Dave

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