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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Cutting Edge: Revealing hidden stories in a cross-cultural collection of arms and armour : 2006-08
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Helen Hales
Oxford participants: 
Jeremy Coote; Haas Ezzet (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
2006
End Date: 
2008
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
not specified
Funder: 
Designation Challenge Fund
Subject Area: 
Anthropology
Project Description: 

Cutting Edge approached the arms and armour displays afresh, discovering the hidden histories and meanings behind the objects. Topical links and relevant themes developed in consultation with special interest and local community groups. Alongside this work on research and interpretation, a separate team will undertake systematic cataloguing and photography for each object, enhancing the Museums collections database.

In this Virtual Gallery you can explore over 200 highlights from the arms and armour collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum. These were researched and reinterpreted to increase the understanding and appreciation of this significant collection. Search objects through tours defined by region, type or cross-cultural theme and discover some of their hidden histories.

ICT Methods: 
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Data publishing and disseminationWeb developmentGeneral website development
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Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:25:02
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk