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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1948.

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Go to 1947

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
February No day  Blackwood elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, as is Penniman PRM ms collections Blackwood papers box 32, letter of congratulation from H.L. Hildburgh, 5 February 1948 
June No day  University Surveyor completes building work and Balfour Library opens in former Department of Geology space, together with new staff offices Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1948-9
August No day  Blackwood represents University as a delegate at the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Science in Brussels Annual Report 1947-8
Unspecified Department of Geology is moved from building alongside PRM Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1947-8, 1948-9 Must be early in 1948 if not in 1947
Unspecified Work continues on card catalogue system by Blackwood and Penniman Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1948-9
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: Stone implements, Lower Gallery personal ornaments, Japanese armour Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1948-9
Unspecified Penniman, Blackwood and Bradford are elected Fellows of the Society of Antiquities Relational Museum timelines / Annual Reports 1947-8 NB DNB says BB awarded FSA in 1943
Unspecified Laura Start's second PRM Occasional Paper published Annual Reports 1948-9
Unspecified Dept of Social Anthropology moves from Jowett Walk to Museum House South Parks Road Peter Rivière


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