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


In 2017 artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth, working under their studio name Forest + Found, took up a Makers' Residency at the Pitt Rivers Museum as part of the HLF-funded VERVE: Need / Make / Use project. The film ‘Unearthed’ is their response to investigating abstract and unknown objects in the Museum’s world archaeology collections. The film aims to change the way we view those collections by reconnecting the audience to the complex relationships humans have evolved to have with their surrounding landscapes and natural resources. Through the discovery and working of materials by hand, the film builds an immersive narrative of the back-and-forth between the natural source and the layering of creative process.

Recent blog posts


Unearthing the new aracheology displays
Need/Make/Use project

An intern's perspective
Object collections

Behind the scenes at the museums: A placement at the Pitt Rivers
Photograph and manuscript collections

Expedition to the stores

Strawberries and smoke
Curating the Americas collections

Back from the Dead - A touch tour of the story of penicillin
Sensing Culture

Hand-coloured studio photograph of a Japanese man. Circa mid-1870s (by 1885). [PRM 1998.99.33]











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