Pitt Rivers Museum Database of Photograph Collections

Terms & Conditions of Usage

Cultural warning

Users of the database are warned that some records document research into people and cultures using scientific research models and language from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and depict people as research subjects in ways which may today be considered offensive.

Users should also be aware that the database contains images of nakedness, ritual or ceremonial activity yet to be classified as public, as well as staged settings, including those for scientific purposes. In some indigenous communities there may be prohibitions relating to the age, gender, initiation and ceremonial status or clan of the person who may see them. The database also contains names of deceased persons, which may cause sadness or distress, particularly to the relatives of these people. 

Reusing images and metadata

The Pitt Rivers Museum makes its research metadata and collections images available on the basis that it is used for private research and teaching.

The images and metadata of this database are reusable under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license meaning that you are free to share the material but must give appropriate credit to the ‘Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford’ as the source, not use the material commercially or alter the images in any way without additional permissions. We additionally request that you use the accession number of the photograph to allow for accurate identification. 

Licensing & high resolution images

If you wish to order a high resolution image and/or licence its usage for print publication, website usage, exhibition, film, promotional product or any other use, whether in the academic or commercial sector of any print-run, then please visit http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/researchservices.html for further information or email photographic.services@prm.ox.ac.uk for further information.

Can you help improve the documentation?

If you have information about any photograph in this database that might help the museum understand it better, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with the curator via ms-photo.colls@prm.ox.ac.uk

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