Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.

 

 

Hoarders or Collectors?  The British Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Visiting the British Museum, I was surprised to see these gold and silver hoards.  It made me think about the strong Saxon root of hoard.  Then the famous Pitt Rivers Museum: it really pushes the boundary between hoard and collection.  I love the collections of paddles and keys.  It's most famous exhibit is the "Treatment of Dead Enemies" and its collection of shrunken heads. 

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