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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1908.

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Go to 1907

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
June No day  Examination in Anthropology is first held. The papers are in Physical Anthropology; Ethnology; Archaeology and Technology; and Sociology Peter Rivière
Unspecified Beatrice Blackwood wins scholarship to Somerville College, she reads the Honour School of English DNB entry; Fran Larson pers comm. PRM ms collections Blackwood papers box 17
Unspecified The University's Galleries and Ashmolean Museum in Beaumont Street combined to form Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Relational Museum timelines
Unspecified Barbara Freire-Marreco begins volunteer work at the Museum, preparing card catalogue of amulets Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1908
Unspecified First plans of the Museum's displays prepared by Bayzand for public display in the museum Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1908
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: Musical instruments, stone implements, animal form in art, feather ornaments, spears, harpoon spears, religious emblems Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1908
Unspecified The 'Duplicates room' 'on the stairs' is to be converted to a public exhibition space Annual Report 1908
Unspecified Balfour gives series of 'demonstration-lectures' in each University term for the Diploma students, 'the subjects being Prehistoric Archaeology and Comparative Technology; and a special course on the Comparative Technology with special reference to the Anglo-Egyptian Sudân was given to the Probationers for the Sudân Civil Service' Annual Report 1908
Unspecified David Hogarth, archaeologist, replaces Arthur Evans as Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum Fran Larson pers comm; Gill 2004


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