Salisbury Museum and General Pitt-Rivers’s Wessex Collection, 1975–2014

@article{Green2014SalisburyMA,
  title={Salisbury Museum and General Pitt-Rivers’s Wessex Collection, 1975–2014},
  author={Adrian Green},
  journal={Museum History Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={224 - 243}
}
  • A. Green
  • Published 23 June 2014
  • History
  • Museum History Journal
Abstract After the death of General Pitt-Rivers’s grandson, Captain George Pitt-Rivers, in 1966, the collections housed at the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, were closed to the public and threatened with being dispersed. In this article I discuss the transfer of the Pitt-Rivers Collection to Salisbury Museum and its later history there, including current plans to redisplay parts of it in a new Wessex Gallery. 
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