Film collections

The Museum has a small but interesting collection of original films, most of which either accompanied donations of artefacts or photographs, or else were acquired for teaching and research purposes. Much of the material is unique and of significant historical importance, such as the films of Frederick Spencer Chapman made from the 1930s onwards in Tibet, Greenland and Africa, Beatrice Blackwood in Papua New Guinea in 1936 and Ursula Graham Bower in India in 1939.

In 2014 the Museum completed a major digitisation project on its film collections and you will find links below to many of the films that have so far been digitised.

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