15 October 2018 -11 March 2019
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Admission free. No booking required.
This exhibition focuses on six of the Pitt Rivers Museum's most important female collectors and their fieldwork carried out between 1910 and the early 1960s. It highlights the challenges and prejudices encountered due to their gender, as well as the privileged position that their backgrounds gave them, in comparison to the indigenous communities being studied. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see objects and photographs resulting from their fieldwork travels, as well as original archival material on display here for the first time. The exhibition is part of the University of Oxford's Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM) programme marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave British women the right to vote. Further information.