Pitt Channel

The Museum has a number of sound and film archive collections and regularly produces new multimedia resources. This page provides links to our official channels on other sites and services as well as highlights from across the collections.

Latest Highlight from our Channels

Ladi Kwali, Nigerian Potter

The first part of the film features Ladi Kwali (c. 1925-1984), a potter from the Gwari region in Northern Nigeria. She joined the pottery training centre in Abuja in 1954, the first female potter to do so. She went on to become Nigeria’s best known potter, and her work was shown in Europe and America.

 

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Explore Oxford University Museums App

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amulets

Small Blessings: Animating the Amulet Collection

A series of short films that follow the progress and practices of those connected with the project as they unravel the stories surrounding these curious objects. Watch the films

Body Art

Body Art

This website contains audio and video podcasts produced by the Pitt Rivers Museum in collaboration with local film-makers, schools, and academic experts from all around the world. Visit the website.

Haida

Haida

‘Everything Was Carved’ features commentary from Haida delegates and Pitt Rivers Museum staff, as well as footage from the handling sessions. Read more about the background to this project.

breaking the mould

Breaking the Mould

An in-house documentary following a team of artists and metalworkers as they gather inspiration from the Pitt Rivers’ collections to create contemporary pieces for display in the Museum. It reveals some of the secrets of metal-casting along the way. View documentary.

Extreme bookbinding

Extreme Bookbinding: Preservation in Ethiopia

A Friends of the Pitt Rivers illustrated talk by Lester Capon, in which he discusses the repair of centuries-old gospels and processional fans housed in Ethiopia’s mountain monasteries and churches. Watch the illustrated talk.

New Museum entrance

Taking the Past into the Future

On 1st May 2009 the Museum completed the second phase of its development plan to improve its public and education facilities. Sir David Attenborough and Michael Palin share their thoughts on the project.

Ruskin college

Ruskin college and the Pitt Rivers

Short film exploring volunteer students' expectations and experiences of the inaugural year of the collaboration between the Pitt Rivers Museum and Ruskin College, Oxford.
Watch the film.

Wilfred Thesiger

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa

The Friends of the Pitt Rivers, Beatrice Blackwood Lecture
Alexander Maitland, official biographer and friend of Wilfred Thesiger.
Listen to the lecture.

Film archive

Archive film

A selection of the Museum's archive films have been digitised and made available online. Visit the Pitt Rivers Museum archive films.

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken heads

The display of shrunken heads at the Pitt Rivers Museum fascinates many visitors. In this podcast, Dr Laura Peers, curator, explains where they come from, why they were made, and the curatorial issues involved in displaying them. Listen to the podcast.