The articles below provide some statistical background to the Pitt-Rivers collections. Note that these statistics were prepared in May-June 2010, before the prepared database had been fully proof-read. There may, therefore, be some slight under-representation or distortion of figures due to inaccurate transcription. Judging by the proof-reading that had been done by the time statistical analysis started, this factor will be very small.
A. NUMBER OF OBJECTS
B. CONTINENTAL BREAKDOWN OF OBJECTS
C. COUNTRY BREAKDOWN OF OBJECTS
D. ARCHAEOLOGICAL OR ETHNOGRAPHIC OBJECTS?
E. CLASS BREAKDOWN OF OBJECTS
F. BREAKDOWN OF OBJECTS INTO SPECIFIC KEYWORDS (NAMES) OF OBJECTS
G. BREAKDOWN OF OBJECTS BY MATERIAL THEY ARE MADE FROM
H. ITEMS FIELD COLLECTED BY PITT RIVERS
I. INDIVIDUALS & INSTITUTIONS
J. WHERE WERE OBJECTS PLACED BY PITT-RIVERS (SECOND COLLECTION ONLY)
K. HOW MANY OBJECTS WERE DISPLAYED AT BETHNAL GREEN MUSEUM
L. WHEN WERE OBJECTS OBTAINED?
The use of statistics to examine the Pitt Rivers Museum collections is explored in the paper (PDF version below). We are very grateful to the Chair of the Museum Ethnographers Group and the editor of JME for allowing us to republish this article on this site