The Pitt Rivers Museum has collected photographs ever since its foundation. We hold important collections of 19th- and early 20th-century photography, and important fieldwork archives, such as the photographs of the traveller Wilfred Thesiger, whose collection alone numbers some 38,000 images. The Museum continues to collect photography, with a particular emphasis on well-documented field collections and contemporary practice.

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Research visits

We support more than 300 research visits every year to examine material in the collections. 

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Photographic services

We organise photographic services at the Museum, including image supply and licensing.

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Buy prints online

Our print-on-demand service will deliver you Museum prints direct to your door. We provide size and framing options. 

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