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Project Details

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Project Name: 
The Tibet Album: British photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford participants: 
Haas Ezzet (Main Contact); Clare Harris
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
2004
End Date: 
2006 (enhancements 2007-08)
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
British Museum
Funder: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Subject Area: 
Anthropology
Project Description: 

This site provides access to the photograph collections of two important British museums - the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and the British Museum (London). The Tibet Album presents more than 6000 photographs spanning 30 years of Tibet's history. These extraordinary photographs are a unique record of people long gone and places changed beyond all recognition. They also document the ways that British visitors encountered Tibet and Tibetans.

Featuring photographs taken by Charles Bell, Arthur Hopkinson, Evan Nepean, Hugh Richardson, Frederick Spencer Chapman, Harry Staunton and the previously unidentified photographs of Rabden Lepcha.

The site's specially designed functions (maps, zoom, album…) enable you to browse this site in many different ways. Photographs appear in a variety of formats and can be linked to the visual narratives they were originally used for.

ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Data analysisSearching/LinkingContent-based image retrieval
- -Searching and querying
Text AnalysisCollating
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingRecord linkages structuring
Image ProcessingImage enhancement
- -Image restoration and rectification
Other Data ProcessingData modelling
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:21
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk