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hi everyone,

Just to let you know the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has just launched a new 'Arms and Armour Virtual Gallery' on its website, featuring photos and info on over 200 objects from its extensive historic weaponry collections. This is one of the outcomes of a recent project funded by the UK Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

There is a substantial section on swords, knives and daggers but you can also view things such as longbows, crossbows, Zulu shields, knuckledusters, South American axes, shamanic spears and Oceanic clubs. We hope to add a section on firearms in the next 6 months. Every object in the gallery is on permanent free display to the Museum's visitors.

Go to the site here:PRM Arms and Armour Virtual Gallery

Any comments or suggestions, please let me know either through the GMIC or via the contact link on the site. Hope you enjoy it.

Many thanks,


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