Colonial-era museums – a disturbing anachronism in need of reform or an enduring contribution to our knowledge of other cultures? A personal view having visited the @Pitt_Rivers Museum, Oxford.

As I sat a few days ago in Oxford’s famous Pitt Rivers Museum, with its extraordinary collection of artefacts, initially established from a gift by Victorian army officer and explorer, General Augustus Pitt-Rivers, I felt hugely challenged by the content and history of the items on display. On entering the museum’s cavernous exhibition hall, one… Read More