Pitt Rivers’ Caravan…

Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers was an army officer, ethnologist, and archeologist and magpie. He was noted for his innovations in archaeological methods, and in the museum display of archaeological and ethnological collections. He also collected stuff on an Imperial scale. His collections now form the core of the Pitt Rivers Museum… one of my favourite places in the whole world… anyway… his collecting caravan that he had dragged across the globe used to be stored in the garden of the Human Sciences Centre, but now has appeared as the ticket kiosk of the University’s Arboretum… itself well worth a look. The nice ticket lady thought I was bonkers, but did let me take a photo…

Do check out both the Pitt Rivers Museum and the University Arboretum.

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