Pitt Channel

The Museum has a number of sound and film archive collections and regularly produces new multimedia resources. This page provides links to our official channels on other sites and services as well as highlights from across the collections.

Latest Highlight from our Channels

The Great Box - Learning From Our Ancestors

A masterpiece of Haida First Nations art from Canada, “the Great Box” was collected by General Pitt Rivers by 1874 and was part of the Museum’s founding collection. As part of the Museum’s ongoing relationship with the Haida Nation, two experienced Haida artists, brothers Jaalen Edenshaw and Gwaai Edenshaw, spent a month at the Pitt Rivers in September 2014 making an exact replica of the box in order to learn from the artist who made it.  | Videographer - Geoff Horner
Find out more about the Great Box project


Recent blog posts

Picking Pots: An Arachaeology Display Layout
Need/Make/Use project

Collections Care: Boxing Clever
Object collections

The Museum in your Pocket: Exploring Photographs
Photograph and manuscript collections

Take One...Tahitian Mourner's Costume

Cook-voyage Collections Case Opening
Conserving "Curiosities"

Estella Canziani - Folklorist, Artist & Writer
Small Blessings - Exploring the amulet collections

Uneven Consultation
Curating the Americas collections

Augustus Lane Fox and the Anthropological Institute

Providing a Welcome
Sensing Culture

Ceramic stirrup-spout jar in form of a skeleton playing panpipes











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