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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1990.

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Go to 1989

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
March No day  Request received from Australian Aboriginal representatives to repatriate human remains Annual Report 89-90
May 9 Temporary exhibition, The Goddess of Batik opens Annual Report 89-90
June 15 Australian human remains returned Annual Report 89-90
[Summer] Ken Walters, head technician and last in line of 3 generations of technicians from family to serve at the museum retires Annual Report 89-90
October No day  First joint honours students in Archaeology and Anthropology start Annual Report 89-90
October No day  First Beatrice Blackwood Annual Lecture given Annual Report 90-91
Unspecified Museum continues to experience budgetary problems Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: Benin material, New Accessions netsuke Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 89-90; Annual Report 90-91
Unspecified Second opening cut into Museum's temporary exhibition area to allow egress Relational Museum timelines /  Annual Report 90-91
Unspecified Museum shop is reorganised Relational Museum timelines / Annual Report 90-91


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