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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1989.

Readers are reminded that this table is a work in progress and may be amended or added to at any time.

Go to 1988

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
May No day  Closure of Australia in Oxford exhibition Annual Report 88-89 
July No day  Exhibition Molas Textiles of the Kuna Indians opens Annual Report 89-90
September  4  Bryan Cranstone dies Annual Report 88-89
Unspecified The Museum suffered financial problems. For the first time there was a budget deficit at end of year 1988-89 Relational Museum timelines
Unspecified School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography is established, incorporating the Museum, Institute of Biological Anthropology and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Relational Museum timelines
Unspecified After consultation with Maori and North American groups the Museum removes some human remains from these countries from display Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 89-90
Unspecified The title of the principal officer of the Museum is changed from Curator to Director, and Assistant Curators are retitled Curators Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 1989-90
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: boat models, netsuke, bows and arrows Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 88-89; Annual Report 89-90
Unspecified First of Pitt Stops events for families is held Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report


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