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In an announcement made today the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has received £70,500 from the DCMS Wolfson Fund. The funding will be used to realise a project, Engaging the senses: activating the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Photograph and Sound Collections through digital audio-visual technology

The Pitt Rivers Museum has has collected photographs since its foundation in 1884 and holds important collections of 19th- and early 20th-century photography, and important fieldwork archives, such as the photographs of the traveller Wilfred Thesiger, whose collection alone numbers some 38,000 images. It also has significant moving image and sound collections. 

The DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund supports national and regional museums across England to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and public access, and increase awareness of their collections.

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