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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1970.

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Go to 1969

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
January  1 Schuyler Jones begins post of Assistant Curator, at the PRM. He had previously been at the Institute of Social Anthropology (Oxford) Annual Report 1969-70
May 1 Opening of the second temporary exhibition, it concerned the ethnographic objects collected during Captain Cook's second voyage of discovery 1772-3 Annual Report 1969-70 Research completed by Peter Gathercole before he left
October 1

The Fund Raising Committee which was established to try and raise £6.5m. for the endowment and maintenance of new PRM is disbanded. The Curator asked to work with University Surveyor to devise a more economical plan for the new museum

Annual Report 1970-71
Unspecified Schuyler Jones is appointed to replace Peter Gathercole as Lecturer in Ethnology and Assistant Curator Annual Report 1970-71
Unspecified Two new Assistant Curators are advertised for Annual Report 1970-71


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