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Eye of empire

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Alternate title:Eyes of empire
Summary:Discusses how photography in the 19th century was often used as a tool of imperial science and exploration. This program draws on the anthropological photographic collections of The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; The Royal Anthropological Institute and Museum of Mankind, London; and the Cambridge University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. Also deals with the work of amateur archaeologist Gertrude Bell.
Contributor:Shepherd, Geoff
Gavin, Barrie
Lloyd, Valerie
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
HTV West (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:not captured
Topical subjects:Photography in archaeology
Photography in anthropology
Photography History 19th century
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926
Pitt Rivers Museum
Museum of Mankind
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Credits:Narrator, Diana Quick.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
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