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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1954.

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Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
March 6 John Linton Myres dies, last of the people associated with the setting up of the Diploma course DNB entry
June 8 Penniman nominates Blackwood for one of the Readerships to be awarded to Senior Demonstrators, he is not successful OUA, file FA/9/2/90, 8 June 1954
September No day  Museum helps host the BAAS meeting at Oxford, 2 sections were held at the Museum [Anthropology and Engineering] Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1954-5
September No day  Blackwood visits Musee de l'Homme in Paris to select items to be exchanged Frances Larson pers comm
Unspecified Seventh Occasional Paper published, 'Hair Embroidery in Siberia and North America' by G. E. S. Turner Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1954-5
Unspecified Second laboratory built within entrance lobby of museum Relational Museum timelines / Annual Reports 1953-54, 54-5
Unspecified Work continues on card catalogue system by Blackwood and Penniman Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1953-54, 54-5
Unspecified Cataloguing work on specimens in Examination Schools basement continues Annual Report 1954-5
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: None listed Relational Museum timelines
Unspecified Museum House demolished Blackwood, 1970: 10


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