Cutting Edge approached the arms and armour displays afresh, discovering the hidden histories and meanings behind the objects. Topical links and relevant themes developed in consultation with special interest and local community groups. Alongside this work on research and interpretation, a separate team will undertake systematic cataloguing and photography for each object, enhancing the Museums collections database.
In this Virtual Gallery you can explore over 200 highlights from the arms and armour collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum. These were researched and reinterpreted to increase the understanding and appreciation of this significant collection. Search objects through tours defined by region, type or cross-cultural theme and discover some of their hidden histories.